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Pope Francis (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Pope Francis discussed migration, terrorism and mercy during his annual address to diplomats

Pope Francis greets veteran Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli en route to Brazil in 2013 (CNS)

In The Name of God is Mercy, the Pontiff also addresses homosexuality, prisoners and Church corruption

David Bowie, who has died following an 18-month battle with cancer (AP)

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi tweeted lyrics from one of the rock legend’s biggest hits

Albert Gubay with his wife Carmel and the then Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster in 2011

Albert Gubay, founder of Kwik Save, gave half of his money to Church causes

Members of the public queuing to enter Canterbury Cathedral (PA)

The crozier of St Pope Gregory the Great will be at Canterbury Cathedral this weekend

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Germany is shocked by the events in Cologne on New Year's Eve (AP)

Hundreds of men committed sexual assaults and robberies near the cathedral

Evangelical Protestant preacher Pastor James McConnell outside Belfast Magistrates Court (PA)

Pastor James McConnell described Islam as ‘heathen’ and ‘Satanic’ in a sermon

The Passion of Jesus  performed by the Wintershall Players in Trafalgar Square (PA)

Sir Jack Stewart-Clark will take a dramatisation of the last days of Christ to one of Italy’s biggest prisons

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of the St Mary Major's Basilica in Rome (AP)

‘Let us pass through the Holy Door of Mercy knowing the Virgin Mary is at our side,’ the Pope said