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Pope Francis is accompanied by Cardinal John Njue, archbishop of Nairobi, as he arrives for a meeting with priests, religious and seminarians on the sports field of St Mary's School in Nairobi (Photo: CNS)

The Pope, speaking off the cuff, suggests his audience might think him a ‘rude pope’

Bishop of Mendi, Donald Lippert

Bishop organising anti-sorcery meeting says nuns have been ‘threatened, stoned and burned’ while trying to help victims

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-SCANDAL Oct. 14, 2015.

Francis encourages young people to read the Bible, sharing his own reading habits in his prologue for the new YoutCat German Bible

Cardinals gather in the Synod Hall at the Vatican last October (CNS)

Catholics urged to pray for participants during three-week gathering in Rome

Pope Francis prays near the statue of Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Cuba, in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in El Cobre (CNS)

Francis spent 45 minutes meeting with Cuba’s 17 bishops at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity

Police officers at the bomb site in central Bangkok (PA)

The explosion at the Erawan Shrine in the city centre has killed at least 20 people

Pope Francis  (CNS)

The day of prayer will give the faithful an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation, says Francis

A painting of St Philip Neri

The heart of St Philip’s apostolate is beating strong half a millennium after his birth

'Offering prayers of thanksgiving when prayers are not answered can be very good for our soul ' (CNS)

Disappointments can actually help us to grow in trust and humility

See how the vast majority of people in 
St Peter’s Square reach for their camera the moment the Pope appears. (PA)

The abbot who knows his sheep by name

One can reach an oasis of monastic calm and peace in half an hour from Waterloo