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Holy Father creates 17 new cardinals from 11 nations

Pope Francis tells officials of Caritas Internationalis that the world needs a ‘revolution of tenderness’

The bishops were advised to give more attention to attacks on the religious freedom of Christians

The new custos describes life in one of the most dangerous places in the world

Mario Zenari has served as the Pope’s representative in war-torn Syria since 2008

At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis begged fighters on both sides to allow civilians to be evacuated

They said priests who left without permission had to ‘regularise their status’

The Pope decried the assault on Syria at his general audience after another night of heavy bombing in Aleppo

The vehicles were used to transport the Pontiff during his visit to Poland in July

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence