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Pope Francis greets the crowd as he makes his way to the main altar in the popemobile to celebrate Mass at Samanes Park (PA)

The Pope has celebrated Mass in Los Samanes Park in Ecuador during the first leg of his tour of Latin America

Pope Francis meets Russian president Vladimir Putin in a private audience at the Vatican. Below, Ukrainians gather for the Pope's general audience (AP/CNS photos)

Pope Francis gave Putin a medallion of the ‘Angel of Peace’ at the Vatican yesterday

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet meets Pope Francis (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP pool via AP)

Pope and Michelle Bachelet discuss ‘the protection of human life’

Pope Francis presides at Benediction outside the Basilica of St Mary Major (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope asks faithful to remember persecuted Christians as he celebrates Corpus Christi in Rome

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops' conference (CNS)

German, Swiss and French bishops wanted to ‘enrich thinking’ about the foundations of the synod

Pope Francis in discussion with Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi at last year's synod (CNS)

Publication is expected ‘in a few weeks’, according to statement released by the Vatican

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, President of the IOR (PA)

The bank made a profit of £49m last year, its annual report has revealed

Pope Francis blesses a server with holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

Pope Francis blesses the faithful with holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass on Sunday (CNS)

Pope Francis delivered a video message to a Christian unity celebration in Phoenix.

Pope Francis: 'Bishops must have ecclesial sensitivity' (CNS)

Francis addressed the bishops of Italy at the opening their annual general assembly at the Vatican