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Pontiff welcomes circus performers to last general audience of 2016

The Pope said his Christmas message ‘goes out to the ends of the earth to reach all peoples, especially those scarred by war’

In his Urbi et Orbi blessing, the Pope called for an end to the fighting in Syria and other war-torn countries

Christians must avoid being ‘concerned for gifts but cold toward those who are marginalised’

Nearly four years into the reign of Pope Francis, we still do not know what his reformed Roman Curia might look like

Francis tells Curial officials that his listing of their spiritual diseases two years ago was part of the process

The Holy Father made the appeal after security forces fired on protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Vatican said the presence of the bishop at an ordination ‘created turmoil among Chinese Catholics’

Barbara Jatta has been serving as vice-director of the museums since June

In a telegram to President Vladimir Putin, the Pope assured Russian people of his prayers and spiritual solidarity