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‘Corruption devastates lives by immersing them in the most extreme poverty,’ the Pontiff said

‘A priest who perhaps has studied a lot of theology and has one, two or three degrees, but has not learned to carry the cross of Christ is useless,’ the Pope said

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Beatitude Gregory III Laham from pastoral office

Francis tells students: ‘I was ashamed when I heard the name’

The Pontiff criticised ‘rigid’ Christians who lack mercy, and those who are hypocritical and hide their sinfulness

The Vatican media operation has often gone so badly wrong that it created embarrassment which eventually became the story

The club plays its last game of the season the day after the papal visit and could win promotion to the second division

The US president’s first foreign trip will incorporate a visit to the Vatican

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Aung San Suu Kyi

The announcement came after Aung San Suu Kyi met with Pope Francis on Thursday

The Vietnamese archbishop was imprisoned for 13 years by the country’s Communist authorities