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Rain falls as Pope Francis arrives to lead general audience in St Peter's Square at Vatican yesterday (CNS)

The Pope stressed that Mass is where we receive Jesus

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells faithful to “courageously follow Jesus in seeking out the poor”

A blind boy stands outside a makeshift shelter in Islamabad (Photo: CNS)

Vatican officials will also draw attention to Haiti

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope also encourages CDF to seek ‘constructive, respectful and patient dialogue’ in doctrinal investigations

Pope Francis on Saturday (AP)

Francis addresses women’s group at the Vatican

Pope Francis announced the extraordinary synod in October last year  (CNS)

New members include Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leaves his general audience today (CNS)

250 years ago Japanese Christians ‘survived with the grace of baptism,’ Pontiff tells general audience

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks down a street in Aleppo (AP)

Recommendations will be offered to those taking part in ‘Geneva 2′ peace talks

Pope Francis greets an infant at a Mass on the Baptism of the Lord (Photo: CNS)

Francis made the remark during a Mass in which he baptised 32 babies

Pope celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

People should remind themselves that faith ‘conquers the world’, says Francis at morning Mass