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Pope Francis (CNS)

Thanks to his unassuming personality and popularity, the Pontiff has a golden opportunity to change hearts and minds with a papal visit

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope met with members of an Italian association of Catholic teachers, educators and school administrators

Francis greets the faithful this week (CNS)

‘Holy Year of Mercy’ will begin on December 8

Pope Francis (PA)

Francis made the remark in his most candid interview to date

Pope Francis hears a Confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

The Pope says people should leave the confessional ‘with happiness in their hearts and faces radiating hope’

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Pope Francis checks his watch as he talks with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

In just two years the Pope has overhauled Vatican finances and set a striking new tone, but time is running out to reform the Curia and hold bishops accountable over clerical abuse

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in wheelchairs during his general audience (Photo: CNS)

At his general audience Francis says that being old is no time for resting

In 2008, as Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Francis washed the feet of drug addicts  (CNS)

The Holy Father will repeat the symbolic act in Holy Week

Pope Francis has put his life in God's hands (CNS)

My life is in God’s hands, says Pope

Pope Francis has given an exclusive interview to an Argentine newspaper