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Photo gallery: 10 memorable moments from 2013

The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church

Archbishop Nichols appointed to Congregation for Bishops

‘It is a privilege to assist in the important task of appointing bishops,’ said the Archbishop of Westminster

Pope Francis to celebrate birthday with visit from his favourite football team

Pontiff has breakfast with group of homeless people on the morning of his 77th birthday

I won’t create female cardinals, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said that women must not be “clericalised”

Prepare for Christmas through silence, says Pope

Love and tenderness is at the heart of the Christmas season, Pope Francis said

Pope Francis speaks out on human trafficking

Pontiff says it is a disgrace that people end up being ‘thrown away and abandoned’

‘Gay people are not criminals,’ says Cardinal Gracias

One of the Pope’s advisers speaks out after Supreme Court in India restores ban on homosexual acts

Vatican official says not to expect papal encyclical on poverty

Jesuit Father Michael Czerny denies claim made by Bishop Luigi Martella

Can Catholics cope with the popularity inspired by Pope Francis?

The widespread appeal of Pope Francis, named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, must not be wasted

Pope Francis named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

‘Septuagenarian superstar’ Francis picked from shortlist that included Edward Snowden and Miley Cyrus