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Actor Jude Law as a fictional pope on the set of The Young Pope (PA)

The British actor is playing a fictional pontiff in a new series expected to be screened later this year

Vallely says that becoming Pope liberated Francis to be the person he wants to be (AP)

A revised edition of Paul Vallely’s biography paints Francis as a frail man aware of his limitations

Papal infallibility is too often misunderstood (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope is only infallible when speaking on faith and morals, ex cathedra

Pope Francis greets a journalist aboard his flight from Bangui, Central African Republic, to Rome on Monday (CNS)

The Pope discussed a number of issues with reporters during an in-flight press conference, including condoms and the Vatican leaks trial

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis is celebrating at Mass at Nairobi University

A churchgoer in Nairobi, Kenya, holds a copy of a newspaper showing a photograph of Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis in Africa: full schedule

Pope Francis three-country tour of Africa will begin in Kenya on November 25

Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo speaks during a news conference at the general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (CNS)

American bishops introduce statement on pornography at autumn meeting

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 25 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The synod heard the story of a couple who were cruelly separated but remained faithful

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Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope compared the efforts of athletes with Christians striving to get to heaven