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A family prays together before a meal at their Chicago home (CNS)

The office will be responsible ‘for the promotion of the life and apostolate of the lay faithful and the pastoral care of the family’

Pope Francis talks during a meditation on mercy at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, in Rome (AP)

Francis was speaking to the national directors of the pontifical mission societies at a meeting in Rome

Pope Francis speaks at a two-day summit of judges and magistrates at the Vatican (AP)

More than 100 officials and legal experts attended a summit sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

A beach in the Pacific island of Guam (AP)

The archdiocese of Agana has hired a law firm to look into allegations against Archbishop Anthony Apuron

'The abuse crisis was caused by abusers in the first place, but the crisis became a catastrophe because many bishops were not properly capable of oversight' (CNS)

The Pope’s new set of canons are significant because they locate the epicenter of the abuse crisis in the episcopacy

Pope Francis greets the crowd during a general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Following a request from the Pope, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is organising a two-day workshop that will take place in November

Priests attend Pope Francis' celebration of Mass for the Jubilee of Priests in St Peter's Square on June 3 (CNS)

The Pope celebrated the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with thousands of priests in St Peter’s Square

Bishops queue to meet Pope Francis after a general audience (AP)

The potential scope of the new definition of episcopal negligence is of huge significance

Pope Francis has made it explicit that Church leaders can be dismissed for negligence on abuse (AP)

Under new procedures, Vatican will launch an investigation when there is ‘serious evidence’ of negligence

José Mourinho (PA)

The Vatican has approved the casting of Manchester United’s manager, according to reports