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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

Pope Francis discussed migration, terrorism and mercy during his annual address to diplomats

In The Name of God is Mercy, the Pontiff also addresses homosexuality, prisoners and Church corruption

The Pope’s agonising dilemma

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This year Francis must make one of the hardest choices any pope has faced for decades. Whatever he decides, there is likely to be great upheaval in the Church

On the Feast of the Epiphany, Pope Francis said that the thirst for God is present in everyone

Francis made a surprise visit to the place where St Francis of Assisi created the world’s first Nativity scene

The willingness of US bishops to make themselves publicly unpopular is commendable and enviable

The monthly messages will feature Francis asking for prayers on various challenges facing the world