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Pope Francis at an audience for families on Saturday (AP)

Pope urges couples to see marriage as a life-long journey

Pope Francis greets a child during his visit to a slum in Rio in August (CNS)

Must Catholics be poor?

There should not be one standard for the clergy and another for us lay people

Pope Francis re-iterated that marriage was between a man and a woman (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Defending family also means defending a community based on a marriage between man and woman

Pope Francis poses with a Sunderland top that has "Papa Francesco" on the back (Photo: PA)

Pope Francis was presented with a Sunderland shirt by the club’s chaplain

Pope Francis (CNS)

At morning Mass the Pope laments that ‘every time we want to do good, evil is next to us’

Pope Francis said that we should not forget the lessons of the Holocaust (PA)

Pope Francis condemned all forms of intolerance while addressing a delegation of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre

Pope Francis (CNS)

‘The British government is very interested in what the Vatican says’

Pope Francis speaks to the media aboard the papal flight from Rio de Janeiro

Does Francis’s attempts to reach out to lapsed Catholics risk sapping the motivation of those who sacrifice much in the name of faith?

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis addresses 200 Italian prison chaplains in the Vatican

Pope Francis kisses Mattia, a 6-month-old child, as he leaves after his weekly General Audience (PA)

Pope Francis urged Catholics to have a deep and real friendship with Christ at his Wednesday morning audience