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A child, is carried out from the crowd to meet Pope Francis, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

90 per cent of American Catholics now say they view Pope Francis favourably

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier  (CNS)

Cardinal Martinez Sistach and Cardinal Wilfrid Napier say the new procedures will stop delays in cases where marriages are clearly not valid

Cardinal George Pell  pictured in March (AP)

The Australian cardinal discussed Pope Francis and Communion in a wide-ranging interview

Israeli border police walk past the wall being built between Palestinian and Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem  on Sunday (AP)

Francis says courage must be shown to end rising violence between Palestinians and Israelis

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic at the end of November

A tapestry showing Louis and Zelie Martin, at the canonisation (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

First canonisation of a married couple takes place in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Pope Francis at the meeting marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Synod of Bishops (AP)

Pontiff makes major address on 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Pell: 'This Synod is what you might call a bit more spicy' (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 17-18

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

An image of Christ  inside the Gift of Mercy, a shelter for homeless men in the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Guests greet Holy Father ‘with joke’ after he personally insisted on visit

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope says God’s love is not reserved to those who follow the Commandments