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Key points of Evangelii Gaudium

In his first apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis publicly laid out what he wants to focus on during his pontificate

Pope Francis (CNS)

Sacramental power must not be ‘too closely identified with power in general,’ writes Pope

Pope Francis  (AP)

Francis lays out vision for outreach at every level of Church

Archbishop Rino Fisichella  (CNS)

Apostolic exhortation an ‘invitation to recover a prophetic and positive vision of reality’

Pope Francis (AP)

Key points from the Pontiff’s apostolic exhortation

Pope Francis: 'A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development' (PA)

Pope writes that the faithful have ‘obligation to defend those whose basic right to life is under attack’

Pope Francis handed out copies of his major new document in St Peter's Square on Sunday (PA). Below: Pope Francis handing out the document in St Peter's Square (Video via RomeReports)

During his electrifying pontificate Francis has shown what it means to be an evangeliser

Pope Francis's document 'take everything from the synod on new evangelisation and puts it in a wider framework' (PA)

Francis’s first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, is published today

Pope Francis venerates what are believed to be the relics of St Peter (Photo: CNS)

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

The relics of St Peter on the altar in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

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