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Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople (CNS)

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

Pope Francis (AP)

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

Pope Francis (AP)

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

New Cardinal Ernest Simoni, who survived imprisonment in Albania, is greeted by other cardinals (AP)

Holy Father creates 17 new cardinals from 11 nations

Pope Francis delivers his speech an audience with representatives of the popular movements at the Vatican (AP)

The Pope told charities to guard against corruption, greed and extravagance

Pope Francis meets with a representative of the Buddhist religion at an interreligious meeting in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

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

Pope Francis answers a question from reporters on the way back to Rome from Sweden (Ettore Ferrari/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis discussed the ordination of women, refugees and the Venezuela crisis during his latest in-flight press conference

Pope Francis: (AP)

Francis says theologians should focus less on how people are going astray and more on helping them

Pope Francis played table football when he visited the children's home  (ABACAPRESS.COM)

The visit to Rome’s SOS Children’s Village came as part of the Pope’s commitment to the Year of Mercy

Fr Louis Lougen was amongst delegates who met with the Pope

The Pope encouraged missionaries to keep mercy at the heart of their mission