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Pope Francis made his traditional visit to the statue of Mary by the Spanish Steps in the centre of Rome

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At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope

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‘First and foremost the apostolic exhortation recalls the mercy and compassion of God,’ the patriarch wrote

Francis sent a written message to a meeting of treasurers of religious orders

The Pope visited the offices of the Roman Rota, a marriage tribunal, to speak to the bishops

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Francis said religions were called to bear ‘the merciful love of God to a wounded and needy humanity’