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Pope Francis and Cuba's Fidel Castro shake hands, in Havana (AP)

Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro in Havana

The Pontiff visited the former president of Cuba after the Mass on Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Revolution Square, Havana (AP)

‘We do not serve ideas, we serve people,’ Francis tells hundreds of thousands in Revolution Square

Bishops attend the canonisation of St John XXIII and St John Paul II in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Council of Cardinals will study the way the Church identifies and appoints bishops

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis’s 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate, Fr Federico Lombardi has said

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna arrives at the Vatican synod hall (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal says as a child of divorced parents he knows what it is to grow up in a ‘patchwork family’

Pope Francis said he did not want the faithful to be oppressed with the "darkness of doubt" (PA)

The reforms could affect thousands of Catholics worldwide

Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: AP)

The Pope presided at an evening of prayer yesterday in St Peter’s Basilica

Syrian refugee children scream as they sit in front of Macedonian riot police at the Greek-Macedonian border (CNS)

Francis said he hopes the beatification of martyred Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke will give the persecuted faithful ‘courage and hope’

Ukrainian servicemen march with flags during the celebration of the  24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union in Kiev (CNS)

Francis urged a ‘response to the humanitarian emergency in the country’ during his address to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Pope Francis at prayer (CNS)

The Holy Father prayed for catechists at the tomb of St Pius in St Peter’s Basilica