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Cardinal Walter Kasper (Photo: CNS)

The German cardinal appears to backtrack on earlier comments in interview with EWTN

Friend or foe? Pope Francis greets Cardinal Raymond Burke in the Clementine Hall (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

As the crucial family synod approaches, his critics could prove his greatest allies

Pope Francis greets people in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Pope says those who consider family ties peripheral to life ‘don’t understand a thing’

Migrants wait to disembark from a tug boat in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo. CNS photo/Antonio Parrinello, Reuters

The Holy Father is praying that migrants and refugees are warmly welcomed and respected

Pope Francis will visit the country on Saturday for 24 hours (CNS)

The Pope has released a video message ahead of his visit on Saturday

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, after being attacked with an egg by protestors in 2013 (CNS)

Archbishop Léonard submitted his letter of resignation on May 6 upon reaching the age of 75

Thousands have already died this year trying to cross to Europe (CNS)

To love life is to care always for others, says pontiff, attacking abortion and unsafe working conditions

Pope Francis has a special devotion to St Thérèse of Lisieux © Mazur/

Pope Francis is particularly fond of white roses, a sign of his devotion to St Thérèse of Lisieux

Cardinal Sarah spoke earlier this week (CNS)

Pope Francis asked him to continue the legacy of his predecessor

The row is, above all, a challenge for Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring

The dispute between two men with vitally important tasks at the Vatican is deeply troubling