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Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Every time the ‘Kasper proposal’ has been rejected, Pope Francis has kept the discussion going

Pope Francis is expected to highlight his views on climate change during his visit to the country in September (PA)

New poll suggests that only 43 per cent of American Catholics agree that climate change is a moral issue

Pope Francis caresses a child during his weekly general audience (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

During his general audience, Francis said that work gives dignity to the family

Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for Farc, rrives for a new round of peace talks with Colombia's government accompanied by fellow Farc delegates Pastor Alape, right, and Carlos Antonio Lozada, centre  (AP)

The Vatican has said that a meeting between the Pope and Farc representatives ‘is not foreseen’

'Priests interested in being one of the special communicators of God's mercy are invited to apply online' (CNS)

The missionaries will be commissioned formally by the Pope and sent out on Ash Wednesday next year

The Very Rev Andrew McLellan has led the inquiry into the Church's handling of abuse cases in Scotland (PA)

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Pope Francis is greeted by the faithful upon his arrival for a meeting with families during his visit to the Philippines (AP)

The Secret Service and NYPD have teamed up to ensure the Pope’s safety when he visits New York in September

People pray at a memorial in Hiroshima (CNS)

The martyrdom of Blessed Louis challenges us to go out and try to convert people to the faith

Bishop-designate Paolo Bizzeti (CNS)

Pope Francis’s nomination of Fr Paolo Bizzeti has been announced by the Vatican

Pope Francis delivers his blessing from the window of his studio overlooking St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

For the first time in 60 years, the public recited the Assumption day Angelus prayer with a Pope at the Vatican