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Pope Francis points to a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during his general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (CNS)

The Pontiff started a new series of audience talks looking at the ‘real life’ of families today

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope preached yesterday at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria with Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013 (CNS)

Pope Francis sends message to Coptic Pope Tawadros II to mark ‘day of friendship’

Pope Francis greets members of the Cursillo movement in the Paul VI audience hall (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis thanks Cursillo movement for ‘helping people encounter Jesus’ during hour-long audience

Pope Francis greets Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, last year (Photo: CNS)

Pope tells Anglican-Catholic commission that the ’cause of unity is not optional’

The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

Twiplomacy study shows that the Pope’s ‘retweet’ and ‘favourite’ rate is more than eight times higher than the US president’s

Pope Francis and Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt (L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis met a 30-member delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis at the Vatican

Pope Francis meets representatives of Leadership Conference of Women Religious at Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

LCWR leaders met Pope Francis today as the Vatican announced the conclusion of the process

Francis hands a copy of the bull of indiction of the Holy Year of Mercy to a Vatican official (AP)

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’

Pope Francis speaks before delivering the Urbi et Orbi blessing (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

‘Love has triumphed over hatred,’ says Holy Father, ‘life has conquered death’