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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks after delivering the peace deal to Congress (AP)

Vatican declines invitation, but praises the country’s peace deal

Pope Francis greets Syrian refugees he brought to Rome from the Greek island of Lesbos, at Ciampino airport in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development will merge Vatican departments responsible for justice and peace, migration, charity and health

A nun from the Missionaries of Charity holds a picture of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (CNS)

The canonisation will take place on Sunday morning in St Peter’s Square

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis (AP)

The archbishop was asked by a child who would win if Pope Francis went head to head with him

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said there said there are ‘many hopes and expectations for new developments’ in diplomacy

Pope Francis

In a video message, the Holy Father said mercy is not just a ‘theory’ but something we live by remembering our own sins

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, meet Pope Francis (AP)

Pair discuss ‘how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty’

'Moderate' Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas. (CNS photo/Rebecca Kirstin Patton, The Texas Catholic)
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Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The canon lawyer Kurt Martens said that Amoris Laetitia had to be interpreted in line with previous Church teaching

Benedict XVI assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, left, and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household (CNS)

In a new interview the Pope Emeritus reveals his decision was forced by his inability to travel to Rio