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11 December 2013 Last updated at 17:34

The 'fallible' Pope strikes a new chordPope Francis poses for a photo after a meeting with youths in downtown Cagliari, Italy, 22 September 2013

In his first in-depth interview since becoming head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis continues changing the tone at the Vatican, the BBC's David Willey writes.

Unprecedented survey signals far-reaching reform

A survey of ordinary believers' views on sexual ethics signals a potentially ground-breaking change of emphasis for the Roman Catholic Church, the BBC's Robert Pigott says.

Pope holds Brazil Mass for millions

The Pope closes a Roman Catholic youth festival with a Mass on Rio's Copacabana beach, with more than three million people attending.

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