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Pope Francis pictured at this week's general audience (CNS)

Francis says Church must avoid ‘false conflict’ between pastors and academics

Cardinal Kasper asked 'what will the future of ecumenism be in the 21st century?' (CNS)

Cardinal Walter Kasper addressed the Ecclesiological Investigations conference on Saturday

Cardinal Roberto Tucci, left, speaks at a 2011 Vatican press conference alongside Jesuit Fr Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Cardinal Roberto Tucci died at the age of 93

Francis hands a copy of the bull of indiction of the Holy Year of Mercy to a Vatican official (AP)

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’

Cardinal Daniélou

At last Cardinal Jean Daniélou is beginning to be honoured as he should be

US Cardinal Raymond  Burke, patron of the Knights of Malta (CNS)

Cardinal Burke says that ‘through sound family life, our society will be transformed’

Pope Francis preaches during Mass at Ognissanti parish in Rome (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pontiff says Blessed Paul VI ‘inaugurated the liturgical reform’ with Mass in 1965

Pope Francis elevates the chalice during a Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will visit the parish in Rome where Blessed Paul VI celebrated his first public Mass in Italian

Former Catholic Herald editor Desmond Fisher, who passed away last week       (

He covered Second Vatican Council during his time in charge of the paper

Pope Francis, as cardinal of Buenos Aires, washes and kisses the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users (CNS)

As well as the Pope, Catholics can also take their lead from Archbishop Fulton Sheen