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Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Despite establishing the super cardinals, so far the Pope has overseen only piecemeal reforms

A rosary draped over an Argentinian flag (CNS)

The Pope revealed today that he carries the crucifix in a pouch under his white robes

Benedict XVI pictured in 2010 walking with his personal secretary, Msgr Georg Ganswein, in the gardens of Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

The public will soon be able to visit the grounds of Castel Gandolfo

Pope Francis receives ashes from Slovakian Cardinal Jozef Tomko during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome (CNS)

Pontiff spoke at Ash Wednesday Mass in Rome

Francis may develop the insights contained in Humanae Vitae (CNS)

I bet Francis is going to develop Church teaching on birth control at some point in his pontificate

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis says Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on birth control was ‘prophetic’

Pope Francis (CNS)

The retreat will take place at Pauline Fathers’ retreat and conference centre in Ariccia

The word 'Allah' in a headline in a Malaysian Catholic newspaper (CNS)

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Pope Francis meets Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church  at the Vatican, in November 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope asks for prayers for Ukraine

Pope Francis urged the international community to promote dialogue

Colm Wilkinson as Bishop Myriel in Les Misérables

The musical’s Bishop Myriel is the best example of a Pope Francis-style bishop. Cardinal Wolsey, or Cardinal Richelieu, on the other hand…