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The nobel laureate has become a more controversial figure since coming to power last year

The event will mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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Those with hard hearts ‘do not know that the Word became flesh’, the pontiff said

Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II

Pope Francis said the country has a special role to play in ‘vanquishing all violence and terrorism’

Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre will work on constitutional reform ‘that will address potential institutional weaknesses’

Many see the push for ‘reform’ as a way for one small group to seize control from another

The young man’s death raises questions about Egypt’s regime. Italians will hope the papal visit has some impact

Pope Francis expressed frustration that Vatican-sponsored negotiations to resolve the country’s political impasse had not succeeded

Francis tells journalists the situation ‘has heated up too much’

In his homily, Francis decried religious fanaticism