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Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: AP)

In a homily the Pope says priests who struggle to be merciful should avoid hearing Confessions

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic in November

Pope Francis talks with students from Colegio Don Bosco in Argentina during his general audience (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says parishes must be ‘centres of love’, not ‘exclusive’ sects

'Revolution' - not a popular word in Saudi Arabia

National Geographic issue not allowed for ‘cultural reasons’

Pope Francis has ruled on annulments (AP

It’s vital for women in particular that the process is not held up

Pope Francis wants to help people stuck by the process (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope wishes to speed up annulments, but not compromise doctrine

Pope Francis said he did not want the faithful to be oppressed with the "darkness of doubt" (PA)

The reforms could affect thousands of Catholics worldwide

A Syrian man carries a child wrapped in a thermal blanket as they arrive on Greece. Millions are displaced (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

We hope they can have a future, vicar-general says

Pope Francis, pictured last week, appeared on American television ahead of his papal visit (AP)

Pope praises single mother on ABC News’s ‘Town Hall’

Syrian refugee children scream as they sit in front of Macedonian riot police at the Greek-Macedonian border (CNS)

According to the BBC, more than 350,000 migrants have crossed into Europe in 2015