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Pope Francis has an audience with the participants of a pilgrimage of French politicians from the Rhone-Alpes region (AP)

France’s diversity should be regarded as an opportunity to build a better world, Francis said

Pope Francis greets  Stephen Hawking (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pontiff addressed the meeting held by Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis tells officials of Caritas Internationalis that the world needs a ‘revolution of tenderness’

Pope Francis meets participants in a meeting promoted by RENATE (AP)

Pope Francis met with clergy and women religious who work with victims of human trafficking

Ivonne van de Kar, an anti-trafficking advocate (left) with Sister Monica Chikwe,  who works with trafficked Nigerian women (CNS)

Women religious provide great assistance to trafficking victims but rarely publicise their efforts

Vodafone's 'Instant Schools for Africa' programme provides digital education at schools in refugee camps across Africa (CNS)

Pope Francis praised Vodafone’s charitable work but encouraged the company to provide access to religious texts

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

In a homily the Pope said people who seem perfect may actually be suffering from ‘osteoporosis of the soul’

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Rome to Yerevan, Armenia, in June (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

If a person is unjustly slandered, said Francis, they can be ‘destroyed forever’

Pope Francis greets bishops in the Clementine Hall last week (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

The Pope said people can ‘sniff out’ priests or bishops who are ‘lying spellbinders’ and ‘narcissists’

Irish abuse survivior Marie Collins,who is a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, with  Cardinal Sean O'Malley (CNS)

Papal commission steps up work to educate Church about abuse