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Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to Mexico since 2007, has been appointed the new ambassador to the United States (CNS)

Mgr Christophe Pierre replaces Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who submitted his resignation after reaching retirement age

A journalist writes notes as he browses though a copy of Amoris Laetitia (AP)

Given the length of Amoris Laetitia, most Catholics are relying on second hand readings of the text

Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago  (CNS)

The Archbishop of Chicago welcomed the publication of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation

Cardinal Raymond Burke (CNS)

Francis ‘is not looking to impose his point of view’, says American cardinal in reflection on apostolic exhortation

Francis has reportedly promised to extend the validity of confessions heard by SSPX priests (CNS)

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Pope Francis at Rome's Fiumicino International before leaving for Ecuador in July 2015 (AP)

The Armenia trip comes in response to an invitation from the patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the government

The 'Vatileaks' trial in session ((L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Nicola Maio said he was put under ‘psychological pressure’ while working on the commission set up to investigate Vatican finances

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri arrives for a press conference to present the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AP)

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in England and Wales said it was pleased the exhortation ‘calls for a return to the wisdom of Humanae Vitae’

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis made the comments in his homily at morning Mass at his Vatican residence

Pope Francis is driven through the crowd as he arrives in St Peter's Square on Saturday (AP)

Francis called for Fr Uzhunnalil and ‘all people kidnapped in areas of armed conflict’ to be set free