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Catholics should not be afraid of having a personal relationship with Jesus

Thousands of religious are leaving their communities each year. One cause is ‘an absence of spiritual life’. This is a tragedy

In times of trouble call on the communion of saints, urges Francis

We are a great big family through baptism, the Pope says

Pope says hope is not mere optimism but a link to eternal life

Pope addresses a group of Mexican priests during morning Mass service

Pope Francis meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Rome

Pontiff assured Nobel Peace Prize winner of his prayers for the Catholic community in Burma

Francis celebrates family life with 100,000 people in St Peter’s Square

Pope urges couples to see marriage as a life-long journey

Must Catholics be poor?

There should not be one standard for the clergy and another for us lay people

Marriage is not easy but it is beautiful, says Pope

Defending family also means defending a community based on a marriage between man and woman

Pope says he will pray for Sunderland as he poses with top

Pope Francis was presented with a Sunderland shirt by the club’s chaplain

Pope Francis says Confession is not like going to see a psychiatrist

At morning Mass the Pope laments that ‘every time we want to do good, evil is next to us’

We must fight all forms of racism and intolerance, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis condemned all forms of intolerance while addressing a delegation of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre