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Topic: Pope Francis

Stop showing ‘contempt’ for Gypsies, urges Pope Francis

Gypsies are called ‘to contribute to the common good’, says Pontiff

Pope: Half-hearted Catholics aren’t really Catholics at all

Pope Francis has criticised Catholics who only have ‘one foot in the door’

Are the Holy Father’s informal and often confusing methods of communication undermining the teaching authority of his office? Is a period of papal reserve now overdue?

Pope Francis is popular with the secular media because they think he’s about to abandon the disciplines of the Church; and they have built him up by denigrating Benedict XVI

Piety is embracing God and others with real love, not fake devotion, says Pope

Piety is not about being ‘hoiler than thou’, Pope Francis said earlier today

Pope invites Catholic Charismatics to celebration at Vatican in 2017

Event in St Peter’s Square will mark 50th anniversary of Catholic Charismatic movement

Married couples prefer pets to children because of ‘comfort culture’, says Pope Francis

Intentionally childless marriages can end ‘with the bitterness of bad solitude’, says Pontiff

Pope: Syrians are suffering from ‘globalisation of indifference’

Francis deplores ‘unspeakable suffering’ in Syria in message to charities

Your guide to avoiding a fête worse than death

The best parish fêtes offer something to delight all five of our senses. The worst are marred by nasty niffs

Pope Francis calls on Christians to pray for governments to help refugees

Also asks faithful to pray for Middle East during general audience

Catholic Herald view: Francis showed power of the personal touch in Holy Land

The trip showed Francis’s remarkable persuasiveness is rooted in a gift for friendship