Pope Francis has called on Catholic communities to open their doors to refugees in this Holy Year of Mercy. Many parishes and monasteries are complying, but not all are able to do so.
US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are worlds apart in their beliefs. One has faith in the power of money, the other in the power of mercy. What could they possibly have to say each other?
The pope has removed the head of church doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, from his post. A devoted protege of ex-Pope Benedict, Müller appeared to disagree with some of the pope's Church reforms.
Pope Francis has brought to a close the Catholic Church's "Year of Mercy" by shutting the Holy Door at Saint Peter's. The jubilee is a period where the faithful make a pilgrimage, atone for sins or mature spiritually.
The US president and the head of the Catholic Church have clashed on a number of key issues. But both men emerged smiling from their private audience, with the president saying he "wouldn't forget" Pope Francis' words.
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