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The trip to the babies’ ward of Rome’s San Giovanni Hospital was part of the Pope’s Mercy Fridays activities

Francis will pray for peace with leaders of other religions in the Italian town on Tuesday

The Pope said people can ‘sniff out’ priests or bishops who are ‘lying spellbinders’ and ‘narcissists’

The changes, brought in after 15 years of study, are to help Eastern Christians living in Latin-majority lands

The first English translation of the Pope’s announcement on harmonising Eastern and Latin canon law. Translated by Fr James Bradley and Ed Condon

Whose legacy will last longer?

Benedict XVI favoured a slow, step-by-step approach to reform, while Francis prefers sweeping initiatives that advance quickly

The Pope and the Council continue to discuss the process of identifying candidates for bishop roles

The Pontiff told his general audience that Church leaders should act like Jesus and be among the poor

Fr Douglas Nowicki reportedly presented the souvenir to the Pontiff earlier this week

The Pope wrote to Buenos Aires bishops about their proposed guidelines for priests following Amoris Laetitia