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Pope Francis covered topics including Curial reform and gay marriage in interview

Pope Francis gives exclusive interview to Jesuit priest

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

Or is the Church actually in the grip of a crisis that threatens its very existence?

Archbishop Vincent 
Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop was speaking at a Mass with seminarians at Walsingham

Pope Francis leaving the Basilica of St John Lateran earlier this week (CNS)

The motu proprio ‘Summorum Pontificum’ says that they need ‘no permission from the Apostolic See’ to celebrate the Tridentine Mass: their congregation has acted ultra vires

Pope Francis greets people during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday (CNS)

Francis elaborates on ‘Church as mother’ theme during general audience

Pope Pius XII, pictured in 1943, preparing to give a radio address (CNS)

Now the ‘Hitler’s Pope’ calumny has been so comprehensively discredited, there is no reason for Pope Pius’s cause to be obstructed any longer

Pope Francis is greeted by priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS)

Pope Francis offers words of encouragement to diocesan priests in Rome

Pope Francis addresses clergy at the Basilica of St John Lateran yesterday (AP)

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

Sooner or later, Pope Francis will make a statement that the media decides is not ‘nice’ at all

Mgr Dario Edoardo Vigano (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Dario Viganò claims Francis told him it was a ‘good thing’ the media didn’t report on all his calls