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Keyboard app allows users to post pictures of Francis eating a hot dog and taking a selfie

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Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: AP)

In a homily the Pope says priests who struggle to be merciful should avoid hearing Confessions

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic in November

St Peter's Square (AP)

The event will take place in April next year as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations

A Syrian man carries a child on arrival in Greece (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Archdiocese is seeking to raise $3 million to fund the settlement of refugees

Boys in the Sistine Chapel choir in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

The album, Cantate Domino, was recorded in the Sistine Chapel itself

'Revolution' - not a popular word in Saudi Arabia

National Geographic issue not allowed for ‘cultural reasons’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of state, made the comments to a Belgian weekly (CNS photo/Angelo Carconi, EPA)

Secretary of State reassures the faithful ahead of family synod

A Syrian man carries a child wrapped in a thermal blanket as they arrive on Greece. Millions are displaced (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

We hope they can have a future, vicar-general says