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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

The Pope’s prayer intentions for March have been released in a video message

The Pope’s commission has failed to deliver. Marie Collins’s resignation is just the latest example

At his general audience, the Pope invited the faithful to renew their hope in Christ

Marie Collins said: ‘The reluctance of some in the Vatican to cooperate with the work of a commission is unacceptable’