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Admonish sin without being a hypocrite, Pope Francis tells general audience

The cardinals have asked Pope Francis for a yes-or-no answer on Communion. His silence is unsurprising

The prisoners were selected according to the nature of their crimes and their behaviour while in prison

The cardinal said there was a tradition of issuing a formal correction if a Pope is in error

The Pope’s statement to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops on the fifth Encuentro, a period of reflection and focus on Latino Catholics

The Pope sent a video message to the US bishops’ autumn conference

The Pope wrote a message a United Nations convention on climate change

The meeting comes two years after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup final

The full text of the four cardinals’ letter, preceded and followed by their explanatory notes, is below:

Francis invited homeless people to one of his last Masses held during the Year of Mercy