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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims as he appears for the Regina Coeli (AP)

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Angela Merkel greets Pope Francis before the Charlemagne Prize presentation (AP)

Holy Father echoes Martin Luther King as he shares vision for continent

Eucharistic congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

At the bishops’ conference’s spring meeting the bishops agreed to hold the congress in 2018

The daunting length of Amoris Laetitia undermines its simple and direct style (CNS)

The Pontiff has chosen to promote debate and diversity, rather than build unity around clearly expressed doctrine. The consequences will be enormous

A journalist writes notes as he browses though a copy of Amoris Laetitia (AP)

Given the length of Amoris Laetitia, most Catholics are relying on second hand readings of the text

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope’s exhortation makes a crucial reference to John Paul II’s encyclical Familiaris Consortio

The main square and St Mary's Basilica in Krakow (CNS/Marcin Mazur)

Security is expected to be extremely tight in Krakow for WYD 2016, which will take place in July

Visitors look over displays of photographs of concentration camp prisoners outside the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum in Oswiecim, Poland (CNS)

The Pope will also chair World Youth Day during his five-day visit to Poland

Valencia Cathedral

My visit to this wonderful cathedral has helped me to reflect more meaningfully on God’s love

The university approved the creation of the Centre in 2015, the fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's historic visit to St Mary's (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The new centre at St Mary’s has the approval of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State