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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in May (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Acting on Pope Francis’s wishes, a Vatican official is in Cairo to visit al-Azhar University

Pope Francis blesses a woman during an audience with people living in difficult situations from Lyon, France (CNS)

Addressing a crowd of homeless and impoverished pilgrims from France, the Pope instructed believers to pray for those who lack compassion

A fishing boat at sea (PA)

The Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travellers released a message for Sea Sunday

Muslim worshippers walk towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran for Eid al-Fitr was published by the Vatican last week

Pope Francis pets a tiger during an audience with circus members in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis also had a scary moment stroking a tiger

Pope Francis greets members of a lifeguard association, accompanied by their work dogs, during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican June 8 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

A wedding needs to have wine, says Pope Francis — tea ‘would be embarrassing’

Pope Francis speaks at a two-day summit of judges and magistrates at the Vatican (AP)

More than 100 officials and legal experts attended a summit sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Pope Francis greets the crowd during a general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Following a request from the Pope, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is organising a two-day workshop that will take place in November

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (PA)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

Pope Francis embraces Cheryl Tobin, who has stage IV cancer, during his general audience at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Cheryl Tobin, who has stage 4 cancer, said she was ‘overwhelmed with emotion’