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Pope Francis gestures during an audience with the heads of women's religious orders in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders at the Vatican last week

A Christian family who fled from violence in Mosul, Iraq, sit in the room of a church in 2014 in Amman, Jordan. (CNS photo/Jamal Nasrallah, EPA)

The Vatican will be funding the project launched by Caritas Jordan

Pope Francis embraces Maurizio Fratamico, with his brother Enzo, during a prayer vigil 'to dry the tears' of the suffering in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

At a Year of Mercy service for those who weep the Pope said the ‘bitterest tears are caused by human evil’

Pope Francis catches a garment thrown by someone in the crowd during his general audience (CNS)

Christians are called to imitate the good Samaritan, Pope tells crowds in St Peter’s Square

Teenagers play cards in St Peter's Square as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate a Mass for the Youth Jubilee (AP)

The Pope said pastors do not have a monopoly on finding solutions to contemporary problems

Pope Francis shakes hands with the Archbishop Christophe Pierre (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Archbishop Christophe Pierre met Pope Francis at the Vatican last week

Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos (CNS)

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos signed a joint declaration insisting the world ‘cannot ignore colossal humanitarian crisis’

Pope Francis greets a group of Syrian refugees upon landing at Rome's Ciampino airport (CNS)

Pope also tells reporters that Amoris Laetitia has changed situation for remarried Catholics

A woman collects water at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece.  (CNS photo/Stoyan Nenov, Reuters)

Fr Lombardi said that the Pope’s visit to refugees in Lesbos was a ‘humanitarian and ecumenical’ gesture

An Iraqi-Kurdish refugee family waits to be transferred from a makeshift camp at the port town of Skaramagkas, Greece.  (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)

Pope Francis will visit refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday