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Pope Francis told students that God can help them overcome any obstacles (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis also lamented ‘brain drain’ caused by bright students leaving poor countries

Pope Francis has recognised the martyrdom of Fr Stanley Rother (CNS photo/Charlene Scott)

Fr Stanley Rother is the first martyr to be born in the United States

French President Francois Hollande (AP Photo/Francois Mori, pool)

Archbishop said the Bill questioned the foundations of liberty in France

Mourners line the altar rail to receive Communion during the funeral of Thomas Hooker (CNS photo/Christina Gray, Catholic San Francisco)

Thomas Hooker prayed in the church every day and was hailed as a ‘kind and friendly soul’

Pope Francis touches a rosary during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 30 (CNS)

The Pope spoke about World AIDS Day at his general audience

Money can be used to help those in places like southern Africa which are experiencing drought (AP)

The leaders said that additional funding will help respond to crises ‘that don’t make the headlines’

Lithuanian Archbishop Gintaras Grusas in 2013 (CNS)

Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said that Lithuanians felt reassured by NATO support

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, is seen at St. Mary's Seminary (CNS photo/courtesy Will Kirk)

The religious order’s first seminary was established in October 1791

Pope Francis speaks at a conference organised by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

The Pope addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences during a seminar on drug abuse prevention

An employee of a state-owned candy store in Havana looks outside near a painting depicting Cuba's former President Fidel Castro, following the announcement of Castro's death (CNS photo/Reuters)

Archbishop Wenski invoked the prayers of Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Cuba