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Topic: Pope Francis

Benedict XVI dismisses ‘absurd’ resignation conspiracy theories

Pope Emeritus responds to letter from Italian journalist

We should follow Pope Francis’s lead on Confession

Is there any need for singificant reform of the Sacrament?

Cardinals say synod on family will seek to balance truth with God’s mercy

Cardinals Nichols and Napier speak after meetings with Pope Francis in Rome

Pope urges mourning for victims of war

Francis also condemns arms manufacturers who profit from conflicts

Pope Francis issues letter to families ahead of extraordinary synod

Pontiff calls for prayers ahead of meeting of bishops in October

Francis names Cardinal Pell as head of new Vatican economy body

Archbishop of Sydney to oversee all financial operations of the Holy See

Pope Francis tells new cardinals they are not joining a royal court

Pope advises cardinals to avoid ‘intrigue, gossip, cliques, favouritism and preference’

Cardinal Vincent Nichols receives red hat from Pope Francis

Benedict XVI makes surprise first joint appearance with Francis at a liturgical ceremony

Our new Cardinal’s attack on Iain Duncan Smith’s benefits reform policies shows that he has a lot to learn about the spiritual blight of welfare dependency

This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one

In the style of Pope Francis, Archbishop Nichols should give up Archbishop’s House and live in a simple apartment

The new cardinal could take a number of practical steps to show compassion for those using food banks