Thu 30th Oct 2014 | Last updated: Thu 30th Oct 2014 at 15:22pm

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Topic: Pope Francis

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

Pope calls for ‘intelligent, courageous, loving’ approach to families

Francis opens two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals at the Vatican

Pope Francis leads calls for an end to violence in Ukraine

Church leaders have called for an end to violence in Ukraine

Cardinals give Pope recommendations on Vatican bank

Council of Cardinals advise Francis on reform of Vatican bureaucracy

We must not give all our focus to the ‘problems’ facing the Church

Standing up for Catholic beliefs in the public arena is a tough but vital task

Bishop Davies: pre-nups will undermine marriage

Bishop says agreements would invite couples to prepare for divorce