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Pope Francis is pictured with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Giuseppe Lami, Reuters pool)

The Palestinian embassy to the Holy See was inaugurated on Saturday

A migrant ship stranded on 30 miles off the Libyan coast (PA)

Italy’s coastguard said only four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship carrying 100 people off the Libyan coast

Pope Francis arrives with World Youth Day pilgrims for a prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in Krakow, Poland (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

In a letter to young people Pope Francis said their responses will form the basis for next year’s summit

Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

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Pope Francis greets Cardinal Raymond Burke at the Vatican in 2014 (CNS)

Cardinal Burke confirmed that any correction of the Pope would first take place in private

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Fra' Matthew Festing, the 79th prince and grand master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, during a private audience at the Vatican (CNS photo/Claudio Peri, pool via Reuters)

Albrecht von Boeselager has filed an appeal against his suspension with an internal tribunal

Grand Master Fra' Matthew Festing insists that the order remains loyal to the Pope (CNS)

The knights who won’t retreat

Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?

Pope Francis: 'We join in the pain of the victims and weep for this sin' (AP)

At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis warned against man-made idols that only provide fleeting comforts

Cardinals and bishops wait for the start of a consistory in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican last month (AP)

A ‘significant number’ of bishops’ conferences reportedly also expressed misgivings

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Fra' Matthew Festing, prince and grand master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, during a private audience last year (CNS)

Knights say investigation is aimed at limiting order’s sovereignty