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Pope Francis with the relatives of the terrorist atrocity in Nice (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis urged the families to resist the temptation to ‘respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence’

Thousands marched against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Guadalajara earlier this month (CNS)

Francis said he supported the protest ‘in favour of family and life’

Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating the canonisation Mass of St Teresa of Kolkata (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Medical experts will no longer be paid in cash and a two-thirds majority will be required to approve miracles

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

In a homily the Pope said people who seem perfect may actually be suffering from ‘osteoporosis of the soul’

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Rome to Yerevan, Armenia, in June (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

If a person is unjustly slandered, said Francis, they can be ‘destroyed forever’

Pope Francis attends an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Bishop Thomas Olmsted at last year's 'Honor Your Mother' event in downtown Phoenix (CNS)

Bishop Thomas Olmsted said conscience must be formed in accordance with ‘God’s word and the authoritative teaching of the Church’

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Tug of war over Amoris

Catholics are divided over how far Francis wants to change Church teaching regarding the remarried. But does he even have the authority to do so?

Pope Francis waves to faithful on September 21 2016. (AP)

The pontiff told the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square that hatred will ‘turn their hearts to stone’

Pope Francis lights a candle during an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi