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The Pope told a group of children that they must ask their grandparents lots of questions and listen to the answers

The Pope has accepted an invitation from the president and bishops of Portugal

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Pope Francis

For the Pope’s birthday, we look back at ten of his most resonant sayings

The cardinal said that the Church’s constant teaching and practice admit no exceptions

At his latest general audience, Francis discussed the ‘many splendours’ of the baby Jesus

Fragile countries have collapsed into civil war and flailing politicians have proved incapable of stopping the mayhem

In the video message, the Pope asks deaf and hearing-impaired people to pray for him

The Pope said there is a ‘spirit of clericalism’ in those priests who ‘feel superior and distance themselves from the people’

Francis will celebrate Mass in the Paoline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace