Cindy Wooden

Pope Francis called for the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to value the ‘feminine genius’

However, the Pope and bishops should still retain their authority, the International Theological Commission said

The Pope was writing in the preface to a new volume of works by the Pope Emeritus

He had served as interim head of the Order prior to today’s election

They will discuss controversial plans to allow Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion in certain circumstances

‘God surely was proud of your father,’ the Pope said

Mgr Carlo Alberto Capella is a former staff member at the nunciature in Washington DC

Gaudete et Exsultate will be the first exultation since Amoris Laetitia

The Pope prayed for ‘the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria, whose people are worn down by an apparently endless war’