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‘This place makes us deeply aware of the pain and horror that we human beings are capable of inflicting upon one another,’ says Pope

‘Ever since I was young I have felt a fondness and affection for these lands,’ Pope tells Japan’s bishops

‘Friendship cultivated with Jesus is the oil needed to light up your path in life,’ Holy Father tells young people

Holy Father has private meeting with around 40 sick and disabled people

Pope calls for protection of women and children suffering ‘exploitation, enslavement, violence and abuse’

Pope calls for ‘open and respectful dialogue in the service of the peace’

‘I pray that the destructive power of nuclear weapons will never be unleashed again in human history,’ says Pontiff

The Pope has reportedly choosen a successor to René Brüelhart

Fr Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves succeeds Cardinal Pell, whose term expired in February

When theology and philosophy engage with cultures in creative ways, they become a powerful tool for renewing humanity with the Word of God, Pope Francis said