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The Pope said cardinals are called to be grandfathers who help young people find meaning in their lives

Francis urges priests and bishops to maintain ‘evangelical closeness’ to their flocks

The Pope will also celebrate Mass in Bogota’s Simon Bolivar park that is expected to draw up to a million people

By January next year, the Pope will have visited nearly every country in South America – apart from his homeland

Cardinal Sarah’s opponents have attacked his views and called for his sacking. His response has been a gracious silence

Cardinal Turkson said the gift was to ‘make tangible the closeness of the Church’ after a papal visit was postponed

The Anglican philosopher, recently appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life, has supported abortion up to 18 weeks

The Vatican said the talks focused on the need for the international community to combat poverty, hunger, terrorism and climate change

The Council of Cardinals pondered a ‘more systematic’ way to involve lay people in appointments, a Vatican spokesman said

Nigel Biggar has said: ‘It’s not clear that a human foetus is the same kind of thing as an adult’