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‘Grandparents are a treasure,’ says Pope Francis

Pontiff denounces a cultural tendency ‘to discard’ the elderly

Pope Francis welcomes football star Carlos Tevez to the Vatican

Argentina striker discusses poverty in Buenos Aires with the Pontiff

This photograph is Pope Francis’s real first ‘encyclical’

The Pope’s embracing of a disfigured man in Rome encapsulates the example he wishes to set for the world

The disappearance of traditional religious orders is changing the landscape of the Church

An immense debt is owed to the orders which have been the backbone of the Church’s mission for the last five hundred years

Bishops consult Catholics on divorce, same-sex marriage and contraception in online survey

Archbishop Nichols has asked for Catholics’ views ahead of the Vatican family synod next year

The so-called global war on Christians is a fiction

Persecution is a localised phenomenon rather than a truly global one

Pope Francis meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Rome

Pontiff assured Nobel Peace Prize winner of his prayers for the Catholic community in Burma

Vatican is an ‘enormous soft power’, says MP after visit

‘The British government is very interested in what the Vatican says’

Hundreds gather for Race of Faith in St Peter’s Square

Seminarians, Olympians and children take part in relay organised by Pontifical Council for Culture

Pope Francis welcomes new US envoy to the Vatican

Kenneth F Hackett fills diplomatic post that has been empty for a year