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People try to shelter from heavy rain during Pope Francis's general audience in St.Peter's Square (AP)

Pope Francis reminded the faithful gathered in the rain that Jesus’ mercy covers all sin

Pope Francis greets Syrian refugees he brought to Rome from the Greek island of Lesbos, at Ciampino airport in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development will merge Vatican departments responsible for justice and peace, migration, charity and health

A nun from the Missionaries of Charity holds a picture of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (CNS)

The canonisation will take place on Sunday morning in St Peter’s Square

Mother Teresa (AP)

The canonisation Mass will take place on the morning of September 4

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said there said there are ‘many hopes and expectations for new developments’ in diplomacy

Fr Ignatius Spencer, who is related to the Royal Family, is on the path to sainthood

The Vatican has taken a key step along the road to declaring an English aristocrat related to Princes William and Harry to be a saint

'Moderate' Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas. (CNS photo/Rebecca Kirstin Patton, The Texas Catholic)
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Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The canon lawyer Kurt Martens said that Amoris Laetitia had to be interpreted in line with previous Church teaching

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Bishop Farrell heads the new dicastery (CNS)

The Pope reaches out to America

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The appointment of Bishop Farrell suggests the Pope wants the Church in the US to move away from confrontation and towards dialogue