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Vatican says surprise visit highlights ‘the great importance and preciousness of the elderly’

Philanthropist is one of the richest men on the planet

Don’t spread hate, make friends instead, the Pope says in a Year of Mercy message

In his interview with Andrea Tornielli Pope Francis recalled his first encounter with God’s mercy

The whole issue has acquired its own sense of urgency even though, on cool reflection, there is not a lot to base this on

Pope Francis was speaking during morning Mass on Tuesday

Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni was at the unveiling of a newly published book-length interview

Francis celebrated Mass to mark the feast day of Jesus’s baptism in the River Jordan

L’Osservatore Romano is right to protest when Charlie Hebdo blames God for the carnage of last year

The Pope spoke to members of the diplomatic corps in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace