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However, the Pope also told reporters people convinced they were born in the wrong body deserve attentive pastoral care

Pontiff celebrates Mass for 300 people in the capital Baku

Francis meets President Ilham Aliyev at end of three-day trip

‘Today you do not destroy with weapons, you destroy with ideas,’ says Pope

No Georgian Orthodox bishops attend Mass in Georgian capital

Francis says Catholics and Orthodox must ‘rise above the misunderstandings of the past’

More than 230,000 people are still displaced by conflict over control of South Ossetia

Francis asks Jesus to free humanity from ‘every division and evil’

A three-day meeting on the subject was hosted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The election of a successor to Fr Adolfo Nicolas is expected to take place in the coming weeks