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People walks past a Pope Francis banner outside a store in Mexico City (CNS)

The Vatican has updated the Holy Father’s itinerary for the upcoming papal visit

Peter Saunders (PA)

The legacy of the abuse scandal is, in many respects, still an open wound for the Church

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP/Alexander Khitrov)

Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill on February 12 in Cuba

Pope Francis at a Vatican conference last week (CNS)

A video message from Francis to the Mexican people has been released by the Vatican

Pope Francis greets the crowd during an audience with St Padre Pio prayer groups (CNS)

Members of the groups gathered in Rome to venerate the relics of St Padre Pio and St Leopold Mandic

Syrian refugees at the Lebanon border. Eleven million people are displaced  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

During his Angelus address, Francis also requested prayers ahead of his visit to Mexico

Pope Francis may be set to visit Scotland (AP)

A professor at St Andrews University has invited the Pope to sign an inter-faith declaration against extremism

Emergency rescue workers continue to search the rubble of a collapsed building complex in Tainan (AP)

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the city of Tainan on Saturday

Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Peter Saunders, chief executive of NAPAC, the National Association for People Abused in Childhood  (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

British survivor Peter Saunders says he would be ‘outraged’ if the Pope failed to join the commission