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A depiction of St Gregory of Narek

10th-century Armenian mystic, poet and monk St Gregory of Narek to be a Doctor of the Universal Church

St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

Rome on high alert with Islamic State just 300 miles from Italy

Pope Francis and Chancellor Merkel met in the Vatican on Saturday (PA)

The German chancellor traveled to the Vatican to discuss the upcoming G7 summit with the Pope

Pope Francis celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at Santa Sabina in Rome (AP)

Pontiff says faithful must observe both the commandment to love God and to love neighbour

Pope Francis appeared to urge the bishops not to be drawn too deeply into politics (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis says the conflict has caused ‘great suffering to the entire population’

Ukrainian soliders near Debaltseve, which was this week captured by pro-Russian forces (CNS)

The meeting in Rome follows strong criticism from Ukrainians of Francis’s portrayal of the conflict

At Mass, Pope Francis said, people should feel the wonder and allure 'that the apostles felt when they were called, invited' (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis also admits being told off by Cardinal Ratzinger after preparing Vatican document

Pope Francis at the Vatican (CNS)

The Vatican balance sheet ought not to be a matter of global interest, for its fortune is relatively small

Pope Francis celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at  Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Francis says crying will make Lenten journey ‘more authentic and without hypocrisy’

Pope Francis kisses a baby during this week's audience (CNS)

Francis gives message ahead of World Youth Day