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Francis also paid tribute to the ‘culture and traditions’ of Mexico’s indigenous people during Mass in Chiapas

Mexico’s president welcomed the Pontiff and said his visit represents ‘an encounter of a people with its faith’

‘I felt an interior joy that truly came from the Lord,’ the Pope tells reporters

Patriarch Kirill is overheard telling the Pope: ‘Things are easier now’

Francis celebrated Mass at Namugongo to mark the 50th anniversary canonisations of the Catholic martyrs

The Pope, speaking off the cuff, suggests his audience might think him a ‘rude pope’

During flight, Francis confirmed he will visit four cities, including Ciudad Juarez, when he visits Mexico in February

If her Cause is concluded by then, the Blessed will be canonised on September 4

Pope says faithful should ask for the ‘grace of tears’ too

‘The house of God is a shelter, not a prison,’ Holy Father says at general audience