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Topic: Pope Francis

A pontificate that is stirring the hearts of all Christians

Pope Francis has quickly become the most iconic moral authority in the world today

Francis has shown us the human face of holiness in his first year

Radiating an absorption in the Gospel with unabashed simplicity is the Pope’s gift

Pope Francis to visit South Korea

Pontiff to beatify martyrs and celebrate youth day during first trip to Asia in August

No one has done more than the Church to address the problem of child abuse, says the Pope. This is a problem for all of society: time to throw off our scapegoat status

The trouble with using the Church as a scapegoat is that it allows society to avoid facing its own more serious sex abuse crisis

Why Francis is struggling to shrink the Roman Curia

Despite establishing the super cardinals, so far the Pope has overseen only piecemeal reforms

Francis: I carry crucifix I took from a dead priest

The Pope revealed today that he carries the crucifix in a pouch under his white robes

Opening the gates of the Papal gardens

The public will soon be able to visit the grounds of Castel Gandolfo

Lent comes ‘to reawaken us,’ says Pope Francis

Pontiff spoke at Ash Wednesday Mass in Rome

Pope Francis, please write a new encyclical on contraception

I bet Francis is going to develop Church teaching on birth control at some point in his pontificate

There’s no need to change Church teaching on contraception, says Pope Francis in new interview

Francis says Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on birth control was ‘prophetic’