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Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Pope Francis embraces Bishop Fernando Vergez during his episcopal ordination (CNS)

Pope Francis ordains Legionaries of Christ Bishop Fernando Vergez

The media has taken to Pope Francis (CNS)

Moral teachings do not change – only the way they are presented

Each box of ‘Misericordina’ contained a rosary

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is renowned for her fidelity and obedience (CNS)

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis has insisted countless times since his election that his pontificate is apolitical

Francis: A Christian Democrat of the Left (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Pope provides food for thought to all who in this country identify all religion with the political right

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis says Mary is ‘not a postmaster of the post office sending messages every day’

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano with Pope Francis during his first state visit to the  presidential palace in Rome (CNS)

Pope Francis makes first state visit

Pope Francis traveled today to Italy’s presidential palace

Pope Francis speaks to reporters on his flight home from Rio (CNS)

He has, says Sandro Magister, inaugurated a ‘twofold communicative register’, the existence of which the Press has simply not caught up with. Maybe it never will.