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Pope Francis addresses the synod fathers (Mazur/

The Holy Father addressed the synod fathers at the end of their three-week meeting in Rome

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass of the family synod (AP)

‘The Church is called to carry out her mission in fidelity, truth and love,’ says Pontiff

Pope Francis leaves at the end of the vigil in St Peter's Square (AP)

‘Every family is always a light, however faint, amid the darkness of this world,’ says Holy Father

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York (AP)

The Pope gave a powerful, wide-ranging talk

Pope Francis smiles as he walks into the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington (Photo: AP)

In his talk the Pope called for an end to the death penalty

Pope Francis (AP)

‘The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more,’ says Pontiff

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi blessing (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

‘By his death and Resurrection, Jesus shows everyone the way to life and happiness’, says Holy Father

Pope Francis carries a candle during the Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Entering into the mystery of Easter means ‘going out in search of truth, beauty and love’, says Holy Father

Pope Francis prays at the Colosseum during the Way of the Cross (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father offers reflection at the end of the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum

Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

In Chrism Mass homily the Holy Father urges priests not to give in to weariness