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Topic: Pope Francis

Parishioners in Rome diocese to attend Francis’s daily Masses

From January parishes will send groups of 25 people to attend the Masses

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus exchange Christmas greetings

Pope Francis and his predecessor met publicly for the second time since his election

Francis leads silent prayer for world’s persecuted Christians

Pope also prays for western Christians who ‘encounter abridgements of liberty’

Let God’s tenderness warm you, Pope says in Christmas address

Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message

Full text of Pope Francis’s homily at Christmas night Mass at St Peter’s

Holy Father says Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness

Pope Francis wishes Benedict XVI a happy Christmas

The two leaders pray together in the Mater Ecclesiae chapel

Be ‘conscientious objectors’ to gossip, Francis urges curial officials

In annual address, Pope says ‘there have been, and still are, saints’ at the Vatican

Pope sends message of sympathy after London theatre accident

Holy Father thanks God there were no fatalities after last’s night accident

Pope Francis’s plan to bring Catholics back to Confession this advent

The Pope of forgievness wishes to encourage both priests and laypeople

The Holy Father is ‘consulting the faithful’ in preparation for next year’s synod on the family. But as Newman explained, ‘consulting’ them isn’t asking their advice

Conservatives are suspicious of, liberals excited by, the consultation of the laity on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. But the teachings won’t change