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The Pope prayed that the Holy Spirit would ‘blow upon our world the soothing warmth of peace and the refreshing cool of hope’

Whether or not he accepts the bishops’ resignations, the problem will not go away

The new cardinals come from 11 nations, including Iraq and Pakistan

The Pope said he was ‘worried’ about tensions in the Holy Land after the US inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem

The luxury carmaker donated the vehicle to the Pope in November

The Holy See says the meetings will take place in secrecy, but abuse survivors are not happy

Italy is taking in more migrants than it can handle, resulting in huge social problems

Vatican media has said hardly a word about last week’s press conference

Cardinal Errázuriz, who is in a dispute with abuse survivors, has declined to attend next week’s meeting. Will the Pope make him?

Holy Father tells pilgrims at general audience: ‘God never disowns his children’