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Final document of a pre-synod gathering asks Church to be more credible, honest and transparent

News of abuses and scandals, including among members of the clergy, remind us of this bitter reality, he added

‘Jesus Christ does not appear to his disciples without his wounds,’ the Pope said

The head of the Secretariat for Communications resigned following controversy over a redacted letter from Benedict XVI

The Pope will also visit sick inmates in the prison infirmary

The cardinal said the canonisation will take place after the Youth Synod, which closes October 28

The Vatican confirmed that the Pope’s meetings are regular and ongoing

The Mass comes as the Melkite church experiences growing persecution

Archbishop Apuron reportedly told the Pope: ‘I wanted to see you before I die’

The Holy Father met with delegates from more than 30 countries in a two-day summit to tackle human trafficking