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Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives for a meeting with altar servers in St Peter's Square on Tuesday Below: Pope Francis holds hands with youths during the meeting (CNS)

Pope Francis speaks German to thousands of young pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

Sister Gilbert Saliba visits Nidal Alawi, 11, of Gaza in the intensive care unit of St Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

Jerusalem patriarch, meanwhile, says conflict is turning Gaza into a ‘factory for extremists’

A vigil calling for the release of Fr Dall'Oglio in Beirut, Lebanon (Photo: PA)

Meeting followed a video appeal from the family

Pope Francis meets the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, and his wife Linda (Photo: PA)

Francis will meet bishops, leaders of other faiths and people helped by Caritas

Vatican Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (AP)

Prelates who fail to apply penalties seem to be ‘consenting to the evil committed’, says cardinal

Pope Francis will have a private meeting with Giovanni Traettino, the Pentecostal pastor (CNS)

The Pope will travel to Caserta on July 26 and return on July 28

Pope Francis (AP)

‘We must accept fragility’, Francis says in message to Gemelli Hospital staff

Pope Francis (CNS)

Holy Father to stop off at church of Italian friend he knew in Buenos Aires

This procession in Oppido Mamertina, Calabria, was diverted to the home of a presumed mafia boss (Photo: PA)

Bishop Milito says consciences have been ‘hardened and dulled’ to evil of organised crime

The Vatican bank's headquarters in the Bastion of Nicholas V at the Vatican (CNS)

Summary of figures released by Vatican press office earlier today