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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

For 50 years, the truth about Pius XII’s battle against Nazism has been suppressed. But new evidence makes his heroism undeniable

The meeting will take place at a private audience at the Vatican in April