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Crowds await the arrival of Pope Francis for his Mass in Mother Teresa Square in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Vatican has recognised a second miracle attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa

Pope Francis prays during a general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican earlier this month (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The initial effects of Mitis Iudex are now beginning to filter through into actual cases being heard before tribunals

Vallely says that becoming Pope liberated Francis to be the person he wants to be (AP)

A revised edition of Paul Vallely’s biography paints Francis as a frail man aware of his limitations

Pope Francis (CNS)

Jesus is ‘free of charge’, says Pope during his weekly general audience

Pope Francis sits next to Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi during a  meeting with the Muslim community at the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

Pope Francis praised for the ‘simple message’ he delivered to the troubled country’s Christians and Muslims

Sao Paulo Cardinal Odilo Scherer opens the Door of Mercy (CNS)

North America’s only Holy Door at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Quebec was opened on the weekend

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis has approved decrees for 17 on path to sainthood

Franciscan Brother Juan Turios of Action Network prays in 2013 with immigration reform advocates in Washington (CNS)

In the past 50 years, the number of religious brothers has decreased drastically

Pope Francis  in Kenya during his recent papal visit (AP)

Pope’s visit to Mexico: full schedule

Francis is set to visit Mexico in February 2016

Human rights activists hold placards during a rally in early October against the death penalty in Peshawar, Pakistan. (CNS)

The message for World Peace Day is on January 1 will be delivered to world leaders by Vatican ambassadors