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Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal has clashed with the ‘tyrannical’ regime in Venezuela (CNS)

The Church tilts south

With both the Pope and the Jesuit superior general now hailing from Latin America, the centre of Catholic gravity has truly shifted

Pope Francis greets a girl holding a stuffed animal during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Feeding the hungry is an ethical imperative, the Pope told his General Audience today

Restored mosaics are seen on display in front of the Memorial of Moses on the top of Mount Nebo in Jordan  (CNS)

The restored Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened after nearly a decade

The sister, nieces and nephews of Fr Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz pictured at his funeral (AP)

The bodies of Fr Alejo Nabor Jimenez and Fr Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz were found by a roadside outside the city of Poza Rica last month

Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican on Saturday, October 15. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis spoke about the value of older people, describing them as ‘a precious treasure’, at an audience with more than 7,000 people

Pope Francis urged people to take individual and collective responsibility for their use and waste of food  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool)

The Pope said that we mustn’t ignore the ‘cycle of the seasons’

A scene of destruction in Haiti (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The donation of $100,000 is a ‘concrete expression of Pope Francis’s spiritual closeness and fatherly support’

Pope Francis played table football when he visited the children's home  (ABACAPRESS.COM)

The visit to Rome’s SOS Children’s Village came as part of the Pope’s commitment to the Year of Mercy

Pilgrims hold a banner of St Ludovico Pavoni before the canonisation Mass (CNS)

Francis celebrated a canonisation Mass in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

A child sits on railroad tracks near a makeshift camp for migrants in late March at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of in Idomeni, Greece.  (CNS photo/Armando Babani, EPA)

The Pope has released the text of his message for World Day for Migrants and Refugees