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After his surprise election, Pope Francis must maintain momentum to reform the Curia

The Pontiff’s ‘Italian identity’ and a wise choice of Secretary of State will help bring about change at the Vatican

Full text of Pope Francis’s Wednesday General Audience

Pope emphasises fundamental role of women in the Church

Pope recognises martyrs who died at the hands of communist and fascist regimes

The way has been prepared for the beatification of Italian, Romanian and Hungarian priests

Symbols adjusted on papal coat of arms

Changes made to spikenard flower and star to better reflect importance of Mary and St Joseph

Pope preferred silent diplomacy during ‘dirty war’, says Nobel laureate

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel defends Pope Francis after Vatican meeting

Pope Francis’s first full day in office – live updates

The Pope celebrates Mass in the Sistine Chapel

Vatican rejects claims it is encouraging illegal ivory trade

Fr Lombardi says Vatican Radio will engage in fight against poaching

The management of the Vatican needs to catch up with the world

Never mind Vatileaks, the management of the Vatican museum needs to change

Vatican to control ‘.catholic’ internet domain

Vatican pays almost half a million pounds to apply for domain name in English, Cyrillic, Arabic and Chinese

Does the Vatican need a Freedom of Information Act?

Opening up would be the best way to tackle tedious but popular conspiracy theories around