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Pope Leo XIII is seen giving a blessing in a frame from an 1896 film in the Vatican Film Library (CNS)

The Vatican’s ‘Voices of the popes’ audio archive is a reason for rejoicing

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh present Pope Francis with a hamper of gifts Below: The Queen with the Pope (CNS) and video via RomeReports

Queen Elizabeth presents Pope with whisky and venison

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's audience with the Pope will take place in the pontiff’s study  (PA)

Visit will be the fifth time the Queen has been received by a pope in Rome

Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Pope meets with Vatican officials to reflect on Evangelii Gaudium

Recordings of the voices of many former popes, including Benedict XVI, feature in the new archive  (AP)

Audio recordings of all the Popes from Pius XI to Francis have been digitised

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Pope makes comments during Mass homily at the Vatican’s guesthouse

Pope Francis hears Confession in Brazil, World Youth Day (PA)

By going to Confession, Pope Francis demonstrates the point that we are all in this together

Bishop Egan has received criticism for his comments last week (Mazur)

To witness to the truth in public is to invite a backlash from those who are offended or angered by it. But sometimes there is no alternative.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis goes to Confession in St Peter's Basilica

Holy Father launches 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness at St Peter’s Basilica