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  1. ­Ciao, ciao, bambino
  2. Wish he was here
  3. Speaking in tongues
  4. Letter from Rome
  5. Letter from Rome
  6. Letter from Rome
  7. ‘There is already a lot of confusion’
  8. Letter from Rome
  9. ‘Men and women like us’
  10. Witness to the world’s poor
  11. ‘If not now, under Francis, when?’
  12. Make economic migration easier, Pope urges governments
  13. Pope to visit mafia region that claimed lives of two three-year-olds
  14. Pope sacks whole board of Vatican bank watchdog
  15. Israeli and Palestinian presidents join Francis to pray for peace
  16. Italian nun triumphs in finals of television talent show The Voice
  17. Pope Francis cancels engagements for second day
  18. Retired justice and peace head named top-ranking cardinal
  19. Francis says he will retire ‘like Benedict’
  20. Pope Francis refuses to meet with migrants at Santa Maria Maggiore
  21. Vatican approves International Association of Exorcists
  22. Church in Italy considers godparent ban in order to weaken mafia ties
  23. Pope asks sex abuse victims for forgiveness in three-hour meeting
  24. Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican bank
  25. Francis: one in 50 clerics are paedophiles
  26. Sudanese Christian saved from death row meets Pope
  27. Pope Francis 'could invite Orthodox to help run the Church'
  28. Vatican calls for more sober, less worldly greeting at sign of peace
  29. Vatican decries couple’s alleged rejection of Down’s baby
  30. Pope lifts suspension of rebel D'Escoto Brockmann, 81
  31. Francis will travel to Tamil territory next year
  32. Parolin indicates reform might not be Synod's main focus
  33. Elderly Catholic nuns beheaded in shocking ‘vendetta’ attack in Africa
  34. Francis blesses Vatican cricket team
  35. Cardinals tasked with reform complete draft constitution
  36. Pope condemns violence committed in name of religion
  37. Pope's zucchetto set to fetch £70,000 on eBay
  38. Married couples will have major role in Synod on family, cardinal reveals
  39. Francis removes Paraguayan bishop
  40. Pope Emeritus to appear at grandparents event
  41. Pope Francis likens neglect of older people to ‘hidden euthanasia’
  42. Pope meets survivors of Lampedusa refugee tragedy
  43. Pope calls envoys to emergency summit on Islamic State
  44. Francis: Church must reach out a hand, not beat with a stick
  45. Pope to address European Parliament and visit Lourdes
  46. Most German bishops support Kasper’s Communion proposal
  47. Pope Francis tipped to win Nobel Peace Prize
  48. Calls for quicker annulments and welcome of gays
  49. Synod bishops consider care of children of gay couples
  50. Opposition grows to Synod Fathers' 'relatio' document
  51. Francis allows Porsche to rent Sistine Chapel for elite concert
  52. Francis hails 'great helmsman' Paul VI at beatification
  53. Francis' meeting with Vietnam's PM a 'step towards diplomatic relations'
  54. Middle East must keep its Christians, says Vatican
  55. Voice of Italian bishops’ conference criticises nun’s version of Madonna’s Like a Virgin
  56. Francis to visit Istanbul's Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque
  57. Vatican says Italian diocese facing investigation
  58. Scrap Halloween celebrations, says exorcist
  59. Pope: caring about the poor doesn't make me a communist
  60. Liverpudlian archbishop moved to top post in Vatican
  61. No word against communism as Francis marks fall of Berlin Wall
  62. Pope approves showers for rough sleepers in St Peter's Square
  63. Top award for Vatican astronomer and Tablet contributor
  64. Francis raffles off official gifts for charity, top prize a papal-white Fiat
  65. Francis says speculation on food commodities keeps the poor hungry
  66. Plea for Catholics to embrace children with autism
  67. Faith leaders calmed tensions after Lee Rigby killing, says ambassador
  68. Pope blames Syria's arms suppliers for chemical weapons attacks
  69. Pope calls time on 'rigid' Swiss Guards chief
  70. Pope: I am too old to do anything other than be myself
  71. Prosecutor freezes accounts of two former heads of Vatican bank
  72. Women theologians are 'the strawberry on the cake', says Pope
  73. Francis backs Italy’s 2024 Olympic bid – 'though I might not see them'
  74. Pope tells Gypsies to contribute to the common good
  75. Pope: Stephen’s martyrdom strips Christmas of saccharine-sweetness
  76. Warnings of violence in Sri Lanka before Francis’ arrival
  77. Pope receives transgendered man at Vatican
  78. Chief organiser hopes synod will listen to ‘irregular’ families
  79. China tells Vatican not to interfere in its internal affairs
  80. Archbishops to receive pallium in their dioceses
  81. Vatican downplays warning of Islamic State attack
  82. Barbers to give homeless a haircut in St Peter's Square
  83. Child porn possession among Vatican crimes recorded last year
  84. Pope Francis 'truly sorry' for telling Catholics not to 'breed like rabbits'
  85. Abuse survivor says Pope is wrong on smacking
  86. Pope tells Greece’s bishops to counter nation’s pessimism
  87. Islamist plot to kill Francis uncovered during Philippines visit, say officials
  88. Official guidelines tell homilists to stick to the point
  89. Bertone 'victimised' for trying to push abuse reform
  90. Issue of ordaining married men 'is in Pope's diary'
  91. Michelangelo theft was 'an inside job'
  92. Pope Francis says he may be killed but 'let it not hurt'
  93. Ambassador denies hearing Aldo Moro’s last confession
  94. Italian bishops defend Dolce and Gabbana
  95. Cardinal meets refugees ‘living the sufferings of Christ’
  96. Francis highlights 'barbarous violence' against Christians
  97. Church must be an oasis of mercy, says Pope announcing Jubilee Year
  98. Increase in demand for exorcisms leads to training for lay and clergy
  99. 6,000 refugees rescued from Med in one weekend
  100. ‘I’m a bit old and ill,’ admits Pope Francis
  101. Pope to Caritas: you are witnesses to Christ, not just charity workers
  102. Trust lay people to live out their vocations, Pope tells Italian bishops
  103. Caritas consultant accused of embezzlement in migrants scandal
  104. Pope Francis to open hostel for homeless people near St Peter's
  105. Mass at papal residence for abuse victims
  106. Helping economic migrants ‘could curtail human trafficking’
  107. Prayers for Israel and Palestine, a region ‘aching for peace’
  108. Clean sweep of watchdog board
  109. Gypsies urged to come in from the margins to share in common good
  110. Francis will retire ‘as Benedict did, when the Lord sends a sign’
  111. Migrants throw down a challenge by squatting in basilica
  112. Summertime, and the living is a little bit easier - but still no holiday
  113. Hospital visit will highlight end-of-life controversy
  114. Francis says economy causes low birthrate
  115. ‘Don Mercedes’ banished to a life of penitence
  116. Legionaries prepare to move on
  117. New board takes over at the Vatican bank
  118. Pope seeks forgiveness of abuse victims at historic meeting
  119. Salute to Mafia man ‘perversion of religion’
  120. ‘One in 50 priests a paedophile’
  121. Row flares over care-home visit
  122. Francis ‘plotting a path to unity with the Orthodox Churches’
  123. Ibrahim’s faith ‘never wavered’ during ordeal
  124. Faithful told a handshake will suffice at Mass
  125. Parolin calls for increased peace effort
  126. Francis brings in elderly rebel from the cold
  127. Fresh hope for migrants
  128. Francis sends envoy to victims of Islamist terror in Iraq
  129. Protesters occupy square of papal Mass
  130. We are in the midst of a Third World War, says Pope
  131. Francis’ humility well received in ‘showy’ culture
  132. Father of ferry disaster victim baptised
  133. Drive to end slavery
  134. Parolin says family must be protected from dissolution
  135. Pressure mounts for discussion on reform
  136. ‘Religious leaders must cooperate to resolve conflicts’
  137. Francis celebrates weddings that reflect ‘modern matrimony’
  138. Lament over folly of war
  139. Hint of a thaw in relations with Beijing
  140. Terrorists ‘twist words of Qur’an’
  141. Annulment process under scrutiny
  142. Pope affirms dignity of the elderly
  143. Priest reveals toxic dump sites
  144. Buddhist demand to be state religion as date of papal visit approaches
  145. Vietnam PM at Vatican
  146. Francis praises ‘modernising’ Paul VI
  147. Pope insists Middle East ‘must keep its Christians’
  148. Gay marriage registration ‘illegitimate’
  149. Interfaith dialogue can undermine truth – Benedict XVI
  150. Pope calls for end to capital punishment
  151. Francis promotes Englishman to high Vatican office
  152. Abuse hearings streamlined to relieve increasing logjam at CDF
  153. Showers for homeless in St Peter’s Square
  154. Pope alarmed by attacks on immigrant centres
  155. African conservative to lead the Congregation for Divine Worship
  156. Church must ‘mother’ migrants
  157. Faith leaders ‘calmed tensions’ after Lee Rigby killing
  158. Pope directs: ‘Give the needy access to closed monasteries’
  159. Christians and Muslims build bridges
  160. Women theologians are ‘the strawberry on the cake’
  161. Doctors refuse to perform abortions
  162. Report on women Religious heals wounds
  163. Uncompromising Francis sets priorities
  164. Corruption leaves Franciscan Order close to financial ruin
  165. Francis goes to peripheries for new cardinals
  166. Francis urges reconciliation through pursuit of truth
  167. Choudary seizes on Pope’s words
  168. Vatican sends in coadjutor to help sort out infamous diocese
  169. Vatican downplays warnings of IS attack
  170. Baldisseri names priorities for October synod
  171. Church structures ‘fail to give women appropriate decision-making roles’
  172. C9 briefs consistory on reform
  173. Stick to the point when in the pulpit
  174. Family-life harmony key to church work for women
  175. Francis calls on Greek hierarchy to counter culture of pessimism
  176. Former Secretary of State claims he was victimised
  177. All-female Iranian delegation meets Pope at the Vatican
  178. Question of married priests to be reviewed
  179. Mobsters ‘are not Christians’, declares Pope
  180. Mennini denies hearing Aldo Moro’s last confession
  181. The Church ‘must reflect full equality of men and women’
  182. Michelangelo theft was ‘an inside job’
  183. Year of Mercy ‘is a message for the October Synod’
  184. Pope tells the young: ‘Don’t give up hope’
  185. Bishops defend Dolce and Gabbana in family controversy
  186. Francis extols today’s Christian martyrs at start of Holy Week
  187. Filoni on second visit to Iraq as envoy of Pope Francis
  188. Christians must be ‘the seeds of another humanity’
  189. Cantalamessa identifies the true martyrs of our day
  190. Jubilee will make mercy ‘foundation of Church’s life’
  191. Abuse commission members see O’Malley about Barros
  192. Increase in demand for exorcisms
  193. Church leaders seek ways to end deaths in Mediterranean
  194. Citizen rescue service saves 500 as weather aids traffickers
  195. ‘Let all eat from the one garden’, Pope tells ‘Feed the World’ Expo
  196. Pope to open archives on Argentina’s ‘disappeared’
  197. ‘Francis effect’ boosts aid charity
  198. ‘Ecumenism of blood’ unites Catholics and Copts
  199. Israel condemns Holy See’s decision to recognise Palestine
  200. Francis urges cloistered nuns to engage with the world
  201. Trust indispensable laity to fulfil their vocations, says Francis
  202. Caritas caught up in scandal of millions of ‘diverted’ euros
  203. Women’s groups challenge UN sustainable development goal
  204. Bank’s profits soar
  205. Prosecutors point finger at Paglia over sale of castle in Umbria
  206. Francis meets Kirchner for fifth time as Pope
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