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Pope Francis (AP)

Key points from the Pontiff’s apostolic exhortation

Pope Francis: 'A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development' (PA)

Pope writes that the faithful have ‘obligation to defend those whose basic right to life is under attack’

Pope Francis handed out copies of his major new document in St Peter's Square on Sunday (PA). Below: Pope Francis handing out the document in St Peter's Square (Video via RomeReports)

During his electrifying pontificate Francis has shown what it means to be an evangeliser

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

Francis’s first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, is published today

Pope Francis venerates what are believed to be the relics of St Peter (Photo: CNS)

After the Mass Pope Francis handed out copies of his first apostolic exhortation

The relics of St Peter on the altar in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

Every day we witness the fruits of St Peter’s extraordinary labour

Pope Francis prays in St Peter's (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis adores Blessed Sacrament while visiting Camaldolese nuns in Rome

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pontiff holds two-hour private meeting with patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic churches

Archbishop Kurtz is the newly elected president of the US bishops' conference (PA)

New US bishops’ conference president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz cared for his brother for 12 years

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

Hamburg prosecutors had charged him with lying in a case involving Der Spiegel magazine