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The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development will merge Vatican departments responsible for justice and peace, migration, charity and health

The canonisation will take place on Sunday morning in St Peter’s Square

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis (AP)

The archbishop was asked by a child who would win if Pope Francis went head to head with him

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said there said there are ‘many hopes and expectations for new developments’ in diplomacy

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In a video message, the Holy Father said mercy is not just a ‘theory’ but something we live by remembering our own sins

Pair discuss ‘how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty’

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The canon lawyer Kurt Martens said that Amoris Laetitia had to be interpreted in line with previous Church teaching

In a new interview the Pope Emeritus reveals his decision was forced by his inability to travel to Rio

The Pope reaches out to America

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The appointment of Bishop Farrell suggests the Pope wants the Church in the US to move away from confrontation and towards dialogue