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Australian police questioned the cardinal over allegations dating back to the 1970s

The decision to make the archives available was taken at the express direction of Pope Francis

The Vatican is stepping up its diplomatic role in Venezuela’s national crisis

The Pope addressed 200 Jesuits at the order’s general congregation

Visitors can now tour rooms in the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo, including the Pope’s bedroom and private study

A breakthrough may be near in the long-running dispute between the Vatican and China

Francis celebrated a canonisation Mass in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis begged fighters on both sides to allow civilians to be evacuated

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The Pope was speaking at the opening ceremony of a world conference on faith and sport hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture