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The Pope said his Christmas message ‘goes out to the ends of the earth to reach all peoples, especially those scarred by war’

In his Urbi et Orbi blessing, the Pope called for an end to the fighting in Syria and other war-torn countries

The Vatican said the presence of the bishop at an ordination ‘created turmoil among Chinese Catholics’

Mgr Vallejo was found guilty of passing confidential documents to journalists

Barbara Jatta has been serving as vice-director of the museums since June

Pope Francis

For the Pope’s birthday, we look back at ten of his most resonant sayings

Francis will celebrate Mass in the Paoline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace

The spire from the St Benedict Basilica in Norcia, along with some rubble, has been placed next to the life-sized nativity scene

Updated Vatican guidelines say clergy must promote care for creation

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope