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Fr Jorge Hernandez celebrates Mass in Gaza (CNS)

Argentine Fr Jorge Hernandez has 45-minute private meeting with the Pope

Lord Patten organised the UK Papal Visit of 2010

The Vatican has set up an 11 member committee to advise on communications

Pope Francis blesses a child at the Vatican on Saturday (AP)

Intentionally childless marriages can end ‘with the bitterness of bad solitude’, says Pontiff

Pope Francis has compared life to childbirth and the joy that it eventually brings (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke about the joy of Jesus this morning during Mass

Pope Francis kisses a disabled person's foot after washing it (CNS)

Pope washes feet of 12 disabled people, including women and a Muslim man

Pope Leo XIII is seen giving a blessing in a frame from an 1896 film in the Vatican Film Library (CNS)

The Vatican’s ‘Voices of the popes’ audio archive is a reason for rejoicing

Recordings of the voices of many former popes, including Benedict XVI, feature in the new archive  (AP)

Audio recordings of all the Popes from Pius XI to Francis have been digitised

Templeton Prize Laureate Tomáš Halík
(Templeton Prize / Tony Isbitt)

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Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Cardinal Kasper tells Vatican Radio he supports ‘a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation’

Pope Francis preaches in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

We should not condemn ‘those who have failed in their love’, says Francis