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Pope Francis is on record as affirming its existence

Ross Douthat’s book examines the deepest divisions in the Catholic Church

The Pope imparted his Apostolic Blessing on those taking part

The meeting came a week after Pope Francis’s communications chief was forced to resign over the so-called Lettergate scandal

Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame was a practising Catholic

‘A joyful young person is hard to manipulate,’ the Pope said

Members had complained about a $25 million grant requested by the Pope

His book on the Lord’s Prayer shows a Pope determined to cut through the waffle

Confession is like God’s loving embrace, the Pope said

‘Jesus Christ does not appear to his disciples without his wounds,’ the Pope said