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Topic: Pope Francis

Vatican official says not to expect papal encyclical on poverty

Jesuit Father Michael Czerny denies claim made by Bishop Luigi Martella

Can Catholics cope with the popularity inspired by Pope Francis?

The widespread appeal of Pope Francis, named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, must not be wasted

Pope Francis named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

‘Septuagenarian superstar’ Francis picked from shortlist that included Edward Snowden and Miley Cyrus

Pope Francis wants a Church that isn’t chained to a desk

It is easier to shuffle papers about charitable giving than to take to the streets and seek out the needy

Catholics around the world mourn Nelson Mandela

Catholics supported former South African president’s struggle against apartheid

Pope Francis announces new Vatican commission to combat abuse

The commission will survey protection programmes and work with bishops & religious

Cardinal: For Pope, church reform is spiritual exercise, not a project

Honduran cardinal said the Pope watches over the church like a father

Pope Francis and Council of Cardinals begin work to reorganise Curia

Reforms will seek ‘a renewal that will truly be a service to the Universal Church’

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to pray for nuns kidnapped in Syria

Pope makes plea during general audience in St Peter’s Square

Glasgow archbishop tells of shock as he saw images of helicopter crash

Pope Francis sends message of support to papal nuncio to Great Britain