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‘One cannot say marriage preparation is three or four conferences given in the parish. This is not preparation’

One bishop said Chinese Catholics should learn to adapt to a communist society

‘He gives all and he asks all,’ the Pope explained

Outreach to young people needs to be accompanied by a call to holiness and conversion, he added

‘Is it right to take a human life to solve a problem? It’s like hiring a hitman,’ the Pope said

Kim said he would ‘greatly welcome’ the pope to Pyongyang, according to South Korea’s presidential office

Pope Francis said hope ‘shatters that conformism which says ‘it’s always been done like this’’

The former cardinal played in key role in promoting Vatican-Beijing relations