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The 2016 Summer Games in Rio marks the first time a refugee team has officially participated in the Olympics

Pope Francis tells general audience that the Olympics brings down barriers between people from different backgrounds

Pope Francis

The Pope named Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to serve as president of the commission

The leaders said they hoped the Pan-Orthodox Council would become a regular event, taking place ‘every seven to 10 years’

Pope Francis and Armenian Apostolic Catholicos Karekin II issue a joint declaration

Holy Father says Catholics and Armenian Orthodox Christians should ‘race toward our full communion’

‘Memories should not be watered down or forgotten,’ says Francis at Tsitsernakaberd Memorial

Francis underlines need for dialogue and reconciliation on first day of visit

Fr Lombardi says Pope Francis remembers Chinese Catholics every day in prayer

The papal message was broadcast on Armenian television