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Cardinal Joseph Zen says that, in their desperation for a deal, the Pope’s advisers seem to want ‘success at any cost’

The Pope’s poignant gesture reminds us that the causes of homelessness must be addressed

Police officers are seen outside St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

I visited Rome prepared for the sight of more police and soldiers, but I hadn’t anticipated how this extra security would change my experience of the city

Mgr Lucio Vallejo Balda was convicted of leaking documents to Italian journalists

The Holy See has announced that its ‘comprehensive agreement’ with the ‘State of Palestine’ has now been put into effect

Oscar Romero was beatified in May (AP)

Pope Francis made the remarks to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Pope Francis meets Argentine Lidia Guerrero in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Lidia Guerrero is hopeful Pope Francis will put across her son’s case when he visits the United States next month

Francis exhorts new bishops to ‘love the people that God has given you’

The man is currently being treated in hospital for severe burns