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Pope Francis greets Israeli President Shimon Peres  at the Vatican  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff ‘would be happy to visit Holy Land,’ says Vatican

Pope Francis blesses a child in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff speaks to more than 80,000 people in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace  (Photo: CNS)

Dozens of Cardinals join Pope at the Vatican

A boy rides his bicycle past damaged buildings in Syria (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis offers “intense prayers” for safe return of pair taken on Monday

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis gives two morning Mass homilies at the Domus Sanctae Marthae

Pope Francis hugs a newly ordained priest (Photo: PA)

Pope prayed privately with the 10 men before ordaining them to the priesthood

Pope Francis in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Pope tells faithful to resist “voices saying we should go back”

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Pope addresses more than 30,000 people in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (CNS)

Pope speaks at Mass with workers from St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis celebrates  Mass (Photo: PA)

Pope’s homily implores faithful to be of one heart and mind