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During his Angelus address, Pope Francis told Catholics that Lent is a chance to draw near to Jesus

Pope Francis uses incense during a Lenten penance service in St Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis was one of 95 priests and bishops listening to confessions and granting absolution

Pope Francis salutes the faithful upon his arrival in St. Peter's square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience

At his general audience, Francis also greeted a small group of Chinese pilgrims

Marie Collins accuses the Vatican doctrinal chief of ignoring the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

pope francis speaking during an audience at the Vatican

The Pope has discussed the importance of ‘true dialogue’

A priest hears a confession at Christ the King Church in Irondequoit, New York

With Humanae Vitae in mind, I have a couple of questions about Confession that need answering

The Pope posted the message on his Instagram account

The current vicar, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, is two years beyond retirement age

39 girls were killed and others injured in a blaze that began in a youth shelter after mattresses were set alight

Reports in Italy claim Francis will visit Cairo’s Al-Azhar, the leading centre of learning of Sunni Islam, in May