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Relatives of Argentine dissapeared during the Dirty War hold photos of their loved ones in front of the Congress in Buenos Aires in 2003 (AP)

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

Pope Francis and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pictured during a 2013 meeting (CNS)

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

Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal, new superior general of the Jesuits, Pope Francis and Fr Orlando Torres, secretary of the Jesuits' 36th general congregation (CNS)

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

A room is decorated with artwork and busts of popes at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

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

A village woman shows a picture of Guo Jincai after his ordination as bishop by the Chinese state church in 2010. According to reports, the bishop will soon be recognised by the Vatican (AP)

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

Pilgrims hold a banner of St Ludovico Pavoni before the canonisation Mass (CNS)

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

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

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Pope Francis is seen with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, EPA)

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

Mother Marie Adele Garnier (Photo: Courtesy of the Tyburn Nuns)

Mother Marie Adele Garnier, the foundress of the Tyburn Nuns, wrote of the Eucharistic miracle in a letter to a friend