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Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

Francis urged the families to resist the temptation to ‘respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence’

Francis said he supported the protest ‘in favour of family and life’

Medical experts will no longer be paid in cash and a two-thirds majority will be required to approve miracles

In a homily the Pope said people who seem perfect may actually be suffering from ‘osteoporosis of the soul’

If a person is unjustly slandered, said Francis, they can be ‘destroyed forever’

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Bishop Thomas Olmsted said conscience must be formed in accordance with ‘God’s word and the authoritative teaching of the Church’

Tug of war over Amoris

Catholics are divided over how far Francis wants to change Church teaching regarding the remarried. But does he even have the authority to do so?

The pontiff told the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square that hatred will ‘turn their hearts to stone’