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Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s that ‘every effort should be made to mitigate the impact of climate change’

Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Mass in San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica in Rome (AP)

Cardinal Wuerl says politicians, the media and even Christians have remained silent about persecution of the faithful

Cardinal Raymond Burke (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Burke tells Mass of Ages quarterly that Catholics should be ‘very concerned’

Corinne Barber and Archbishop Leo Cushley

Family of Corinne Barber, who may only have months to live, raised £9,000 to fund a pilgrimage to Rome

Rodrigo de la Serna stars in a scene from the movie Call Me Francesco. Below, Sergio Hernandez as Cardinal Bergoglio (Photos: CNS)

World premiere of Call Me Francesco attended by Rome’s homeless and refugees from Eritrea

Italian police and carabinieri officers patrol in St Peter's Square at the Vatican (Photo: AP)

Two of the accused were expelled from Italy and another was arrested in Kosovo

Cardinal Nichols, said that we must protect the vulnerable (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Specific use of force to protect the vulnerable is defensible, the cardinal said

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of Bangui Cathedral (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Pope Francis discussed his trip to Africa at his general audience in St Peter’s Square

The Nativity scene in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The way Vatican news is reported in the mainstream media has changed drastically since the arrival of Francis

Pope Francis meets with young people at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda on Saturday (AP)

Pope Francis has spoken out about the ‘erosion of the faith’ in Germany, while showing clear support for Africa’s Church of the poor