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The story claimed Francis made the announcement in Ecuador in 2015

The Pope posted the message on his Instagram account

Pope Francis’s comments show that ‘he’s got a spirit that’s open to God’

Squatter activists have turned the land into a farm used by 75 families

The current vicar, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, is two years beyond retirement age

39 girls were killed and others injured in a blaze that began in a youth shelter after mattresses were set alight

Reports in Italy claim Francis will visit Cairo’s Al-Azhar, the leading centre of learning of Sunni Islam, in May

The trip will begin on September 6, the country’s president and nuncio have announced

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has congratulated Francis on the fourth anniversary of his election

A Francis resignation seems unlikely – but then he is the ‘Pope of surprises’