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Topic: Rome

Pope visits live Nativity scene

Francis lets a lamb rest on his shoulders during visit to Rome church

Don’t just observe life ‘from the balcony’, says Pope as year begins

Francis gives thanks for the graces of 2013 on New Year’s Eve in St Peter’s Basilica

Photo gallery: 10 memorable moments from 2013

The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church

How to visit Rome in the austerity era

The Catholic Herald’s Rome correspondent knows the Eternal City inside out. Here he offers tips for pilgrims for whom every penny counts

Benedict XVI welcomes statue of Our Lady of Fatima to his home

The statue has been brought to Rome from Portugal to mark Marian Day and the Vatican’s Year of Faith.

Debate: Is the Catholic Church in its best shape ever?

Or is the Church actually in the grip of a crisis that threatens its very existence?

Photo gallery: Extraordinary pictures of the catacomb ‘saints’

A selection of images from Paul Koudounaris’s new book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Pope Francis to consecrate the world to Immaculate Heart of Mary

The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to be brought to the Vatican for Marian celebration

Pope Francis welcomes Argentine and Italian football stars to the Vatican

Lionel Messi hails “one of the most special days of my life”

Pope Francis meets Italian and Argentine football stars in Rome

Lionel Messi leads delegation ahead of friendly match