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Italian journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, author of Avarice (AP)

Two journalists and a monsignor among those charged after leaks lead to accusations of financial malpractice in the Vatican

Soldiers at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali (AP)

Francis leaves on Wednesday for a six-day trip to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic

In an earlier meeting Pope Francis greets Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the German bishops' conference former president (Photo: CNS)

Francis says he hopes Year of Mercy can revive Confession and a better understanding of the Eucharist

A picture of Mother Teresa alongside a Missionary of Charity at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

If her Cause is concluded by then, the Blessed will be canonised on September 4

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Pope says faithful should ask for the ‘grace of tears’ too

Fr Federico Lombardi briefs the media on Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Africa (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Neither will popemobile have bullet-proof shield, despite violence in country

Nuns holding the Vatican and Benin's national flags kneel as they wait to greet Pope Benedict XVI after his visit at the cathedral of Cotonou in the Africa's western coast country of Benin in 2011 (AP)

What Africa can teach Francis

His Holiness would do well to listen and learn from the African Church, whose religious experience is arguably more authentic than that of the West

Flowers lay outside the Carillon cafe, a site of last Friday's attacks in Paris (AP)

Only Christianity can rescue Europe

Some have seized on attacks by Islamists to smear all religions by association. But the Christian faith can play a key role in awakening the West from its slumber

Pope Francis with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in St Peter's Square (AP)

The Holy Father is never afraid to show that he defers to Our Lady

Missionaries of Charity pray beside the tomb of Mother Teresa (AP)

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