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The homeless people have been given seats of honour at the Mass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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