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Topic: Vatican

If you don’t feel in need of God’s mercy don’t go to Mass, says Pope

We have to go to Mass with humility, Pope Francis has said

The moment that shook the world: An eyewitness account of Benedict XVI’s resignation

A year ago Benedict XVI became the first pope to resign in 600 years. Here is Archbishop Leo Cushley’s moving eyewitness account of that day

Vatican says UN report has ‘serious limits’

But the Holy See will respond to justified criticisms with ‘courage and determination’, according to statement

Pope Francis releases World Youth Day 2014 message

Francis tells young people Blessed John Paul II will be “the great patron of the World Youth Days”

Queen to visit Pope Francis in April

Vatican trip to take place on April 3, Palace confirms

Vatican spokesman criticises Rolling Stone’s Pope Francis coverage

Fr Federico Lombardi describes article on Pontiff as ‘superficial journalism’

How will Francis handle Hollande?

When the Pope receives the French president at the Vatican today the conversation may be a little awkward

We have the ‘Francis effect’ to thank for the reopening of Ireland’s Vatican embassy

The Irish Catholics who protested against the closure are also worthy of praise

Ireland to re-open Vatican embassy

Reopening will allow ‘Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis,’ says government

President Obama to meet Pope Francis in March

US president will visit the Vatican on March 27 as part of a European tour