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Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope spoke about the importance of family during his general audience

Pope Francis at last October's extraordinary synod (CNS)

Francis addresses College of Cardinals ahead of closed session in the synod hall

A proposal to consolidate several Curial offices into two large groups has emerged (CNS)

Proposals for changes to structure of the Curia emerging at the Vatican

A woman lights candles for soldiers killed in Kiev's Independence Square last week (PA)

The Holy Father ‘joyfully awaits’ visit of Ukrainian bishops to Vatican next week

Cardinal Raymond Burke (PA)

The cardinal has said he was talking about a ‘hypothetical situation’ when discussing the Pope and Church doctrine

Survivors of human trafficking carry offertory gifts during at Mass celebrated (CNS)

Washington bishop urges action against modern day slavery on international day of prayer

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope tackled the topic of creation in his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta

A woman and a child take a selfie photo with Pope Francis (PA)

The Pope addressed the Pontifical Council for Culture on Saturday on the topic of women

Pope Francis is welcomed by residents of the shanty town (PA)

The Pope made an impromptu stop in the Tiburtina area on the outskirts of Rome on Sunday

Kino Teens Marian Enriquez and Nicole Davison carry donated goods in 2014 as they walk toward Mexico at the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales, Ariz (CNS)

Pope Francis wrote a personal response encouraging teens in southern Arizona