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Pope Francis celebrating Mass at Rome's Verano cemetery (AP)

Hundreds of people went to the cemetery to prepare their loved ones’ graves for the feast of All Souls

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico (AP)

Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera has reportedly confirmed that the Pontiff will begin his visit to the country on February 12

Pope Francis (CNS)

Article quoting Pope Francis by Eugenio Scalfari is ‘in no way reliable’, says Vatican spokesman

Oscar Romero was beatified in May (AP)

Pope Francis made the remarks to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims

'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)

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

Pope Francis welcomed over a hundred leaders of the World Jewish Congress (PA)

Pope Francis made the remarks in a private meeting with the World Jewish Congress

Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke about the 'new climate economy' at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (CNS)

Vatican secretary of state suggests Pontiff will issue the exhortation ‘soon’

Mother Teresa in Calcutta in 1979 (PA)

Father Santos spoke about a parishioner who recovered from several brain tumours

The synod fathers pray during a session of this month's family synod (AP)

The great party politics trap

The Holy Father denounced many of the synod fathers as being Pharisees rather than good pastors

Pope Francis flanked by adviser Bishop Marcello Semeraro (AP)

The cracks widen at the family synod

The past three weeks have shown there is a real fracture within the Catholic hierarchy. Can Francis find a way to lead and unite the conflicting factions?