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Pope Francis prays before the cross on the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso (CNS)

Cardinal O’Malley says papal visit is ‘a great sign of hope for families separated and suffering’

A panther decorates the altar as Pope Francis celebrates Mass with the indigenous community from Chiapas in San Cristobal de Las Casas, (CNS)

Francis also paid tribute to the ‘culture and traditions’ of Mexico’s indigenous people during Mass in Chiapas

Pope Francis addresses Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and and an audience of dignitaries at the National Palace in Mexico City (CNS)

Mexico’s president welcomed the Pontiff and said his visit represents ‘an encounter of a people with its faith’

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis pose for photos at the beginning of their meeting (CNS)

‘I felt an interior joy that truly came from the Lord,’ the Pope tells reporters

The historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Havana (AP)

Patriarch Kirill is overheard telling the Pope: ‘Things are easier now’

Pope Francis at the Anglican martyrs' shrine at Namugongo (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass at Namugongo to mark the 50th anniversary canonisations of the Catholic martyrs

Pope Francis is accompanied by Cardinal John Njue, archbishop of Nairobi, as he arrives for a meeting with priests, religious and seminarians on the sports field of St Mary's School in Nairobi (Photo: CNS)

The Pope, speaking off the cuff, suggests his audience might think him a ‘rude pope’

Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi (CNS)

During flight, Francis confirmed he will visit four cities, including Ciudad Juarez, when he visits Mexico in February

A picture of Mother Teresa alongside a Missionary of Charity at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

If her Cause is concluded by then, the Blessed will be canonised on September 4

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Pope says faithful should ask for the ‘grace of tears’ too