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Pope Francis celebrates the baptism of 13 babies from earthquake zones in Italy in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

The Pope celebrated the sacrament of baptism in a private ceremony in the chapel of his residence

Pope Francis arrives with World Youth Day pilgrims for a prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in Krakow, Poland (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

In a letter to young people Pope Francis said their responses will form the basis for next year’s summit

A priest looks in the window of the newly opened McDonald's near the Vatican (CNS)

Volunteers to distribute a specially prepared menu including a double cheeseburger

Pope Francis baptises one of 28 babies in the Sistine Chapel (CNS)

Pope Francis baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis leaves in procession after celebrating Mass marking the feast of the Epiphany in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

On the feast of the Epiphany Francis said the Wise Men were ‘guided by an inner restlessness’

Pope Francis prays as he visits the earthquake-ravaged town of Amatrice, Italy, in August 2016 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis greeted thousands of Italian earthquake survivors at the Vatican

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St Peter's Square during a jubilee audience (AP)

There were two million fewer visitors compared to 2014, but slightly more than in 2015

Pope Francis looks at a performer from the Golden Circus during the general audience (CNS)

Pontiff welcomes circus performers to last general audience of 2016

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the end of his general audience (AP)

The Holy Father made the appeal after security forces fired on protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis has said justice systems should work towards giving prisoners hope for the future