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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

Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica to deliver his Urbi et Orbi message (AP)

‘Truly there are so many tears this Christmas,’ says Pontiff, ‘together with the tears of the Infant Jesus’

Pope Francis kisses the statue of the Christ Child at Midnight Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

The Nativity shows ‘that God is Father and that his patient fidelity is stronger than darkness and corruption’

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul today (AP)

Pope asks Patriarch to ‘bless me and the Church of Rome’

Pope Francis is welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara (Photo: PA)

In his first address the Pope said Turkey was ‘precious to every Christian’ because of its history

Pope Francis speaking to the Council of Europe

Full text of Pope’s second speech in Strasbourg provided by Vatican Radio