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John Paul II was beatified on May 1 2011 (CNS)

Polish pope could be canonised on 35th anniversary of his election

Benedict XVI (PA)

‘It’s an encyclical written with four hands,’ Pope Francis tells Synod of Bishops

Lake Albano seen from the window of the papal villa – a view that Pope Francis will miss this year (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will have a reduced schedule in July and August but will stay at the Vatican

The Pope meets priests from the Diocese of Bergamo (Photo: CNS)

Bishop of Bergamo says Pope Francis reminds many people of Blessed John

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Pope greets and blesses the 22 children and their parents at the Vatican

Pope Francis  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis announces a series of talks on the Church in Rome

Pope Francis said human trafficking is a 'shameful and ignoble activity' (AP)

Holy Father says ‘money worship reigns’ in the world

Pope Francis talks with nuns during visit to Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen in the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

Pope speaks at 25th anniversary celebration of Vatican women’s shelter

Pope Francis greets a family during Pentecost Sunday Mass (AP)

Holy Father urges faithful to ‘strike out on new paths’

Cardinal Ravasi (CNS)

Venice debut prompted by Church’s wish to engage with contemporary artists