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Pope venerates relics of St Peter at Mass ending Year of Faith

After the Mass Pope Francis handed out copies of his first apostolic exhortation

It was breathtaking to see Francis hold the relics of his humble Galilean predecessor

Every day we witness the fruits of St Peter’s extraordinary labour

Pope asks nuns: do we know how to wait for God’s tomorrow?

Pope Francis adores Blessed Sacrament while visiting Camaldolese nuns in Rome

Pope Francis calls for full religious freedom in the Middle East

Pontiff holds two-hour private meeting with patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic churches

The inspiring story of Archbishop Kurtz and his younger brother with Down’s syndrome

New US bishops’ conference president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz cared for his brother for 12 years

Bishop of Limburg pays fine, rather than contest perjury charges

Hamburg prosecutors had charged him with lying in a case involving Der Spiegel magazine

‘Grandparents are a treasure,’ says Pope Francis

Pontiff denounces a cultural tendency ‘to discard’ the elderly

Disfigured man describes moment he met Pope Francis

Vinicio Riva says he felt like he was in ‘paradise’ when the Pope embraced him

The Holy Father has just fervently declared his support for Benedict XVI’s vision of the Church, and has issued a clear rejection of the so-called ‘Spirit of Vatican II’

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Pope tells new bishop to show love to Vatican employees

Pope Francis ordains Legionaries of Christ Bishop Fernando Vergez