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Pope Francis holds a baby as he visits the neonatal unit at San Giovanni Hospital in September (CNS)

The Pontiff said the Year of Mercy affirmed dignity and sacredness of human life

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope visited the offices of the Roman Rota, a marriage tribunal, to speak to the bishops

Pope Francis closes the Holy Door at St Peter's basilica to mark the end of the Jubilee of Mercy (AP)

The Pope said the doors of reconciliation should stay open

'Are we entering a new era of glitz, glamour and showmanship?' Donald Trump and Nigel Farage

The president-elect’s penthouse, reminiscent of the palaces of Saddam Hussein, must give us all pause

Pope Francis during his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square on Wednesday (PA)

The Pope spoke out after a letter from four cardinals asked for clarification of Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis greeting the crowd during his general audience at St Peter's Square this week (PA)

The Pope asked businesses to take a risk on using money for good

Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal-designate Tobin talks about helping refugees under Trump and meeting the future Pope Francis in 2005

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis tells officials of Caritas Internationalis that the world needs a ‘revolution of tenderness’

Bishop Kevin Farrell (CNS)

Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell says pastoral guidelines for implementing Pope Francis’s exhortation should have been discussed at the US bishops’ autumn conference

Pope Francis (AP)

Admonish sin without being a hypocrite, Pope Francis tells general audience