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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

Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's newly appointed secretary of state (CNS)

Of course clerical celibacy isn’t a dogma; and Archbishop Parolin thinks that the Church is collegial when the Pope listens first and then decides

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

Francis says in his homily that people who criticise others lack ‘the courage to look at their own defects’

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will also venerate the icon of Our Lady of Bonaria during the trip next Sunday

Pope Francis meets a child in St Peter's Square (AP)

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Pope Francis (AP)

The Holy Father has prompted millions to re-examine their prejudices about the Church

Pope Francis wrote an open letter to La Repubblica (AP)

Francis responds to Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Italian newspaper, La Repubblica

Pope Francis led a vigil to pray for peace in Syria in St Peter's Square last weekend (CNS)

We must demand that our moralising, ineffectual political leaders take action

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Mazur)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals Pope was keen to “assert his respect for the Queen”

Pope Francis's document 'take everything from the synod on new evangelisation and puts it in a wider framework' (PA)

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