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Afghan children are seen in late May at a temporary shelter in an internally displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Balkh province, Afghanistan (CNS)

Pope Francis has chosen ‘Overcome indifference and win peace’ as the theme for the Church’s celebration on January 1

The Sistine Chapel Choir will record the hymn (CNS)

Paul Inwood was among 90 composers to submit a composition to the Vatican

Pope Francis delivers his message during his general audience this morning (PA)

Pope Francis said today that divorced and remarried Catholics were still part of the Church

La Civilta Cattolica published an interview last week with Cardinal Cottier (CNS)

Cardinal Georges Cottier has called for a merciful approach ahead of the family synod

Pope Francis is helped by basketball players to keep the balance of a ball during a meeting with the members of the Italian Sports Center in St. Peter's Square [PA]

Rome is one of four cities to have already launched their bid for the 2024 Olympic Games

Pope Francis addresses a workshop on climate change and human trafficking attended by mayors from around the world in the synod hall at the Vatican [CNS]

Pope Francis urged city mayors to make concrete changes by pressuring leaders above them

Cologne Cathedral (CNS)

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Pope Francis pictured in Paraguay earlier this month (CNS)

The Pontiff spoke to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday before reciting the Angelus

Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (Photo: CNS)

The hidden assets were reported by the first financial statements to be released under new rules

Archbishop Bernardito Auza (PA)

Archbishop Bernardito Auza said the world risks complacency if nations do not make ‘tangible progress’ in stopping the spread of the disease