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A woman prays as Pope Francis leads a vigil to pray for peace in Syria last month (CNS)

This month, Pope Francis has asked Catholics to pray for people who are suffering and who want to end their lives

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience at the Vatican today (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Church is full of sinners, says Pope

Priests, sisters, bishops, cardinals and even Popes are sinners, says Francis

Pope Francis  (AP)

Catholic-secular divisions run deep in Italy, so the Holy Father’s interview with a leading atheist is curious

Pope Francis (CNS)

Council of Cardinals gather in Rome for three days of talks with Pope on reform of the Vatican

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

The Institute for the Works of Religion earned €86.6 million in 2012, independently audited reports shows

Francis welcomes ‘group of eight’ cardinals to Rome for three-day summit

Pope Francis addresses religious, political and cultural leaders from around the world on Monday (CNS)

Pope speaks to religious, political and cultural representatives ahead of visit to the birthplace of St Francis of Assisi

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis indicates he will push ahead with reforms of Church governance in interview with La Repubblica

Pope Francis reads a speech during a meeting with catechists  in the Paul VI hall (CNS)

Pope Francis outlined three important points for catechists in an address on Friday

Pope Francis issued his first excommunication since become Pope in March (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Australian priest had continued to act publicly as a priest after having priestly facilities removed