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Pope Francis carries palm fronds in procession at the start of  Palm Sunday Mass (CNS)

An estimated 70,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Mass at the start of Holy Week

A group photograph of the homeless during their visit to the Sistine Chapel  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Holy Father asked the group to pray for him: ‘I’m in need of prayers by people like you’

Cardinal Nichols with Pope Francis at a meeting at the Vatican on human trafficking
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop of Westminster says new law will increase support and protection for victims

The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

It will be the first time that Pope Francis has ever visited the United States

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

In new interview doctrinal chief Cardinal Müller criticises comments by German bishops’ leader Cardinal Marx

The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

Asia Bibi was sentenced to death in Pakistan five years ago for allegedly insulting Mohammed

Faithful pray in front of the exposition of the Shroud of Turin (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will spend two days in Turin in June

Taoiseach Enda Kenny supports the introduction of same sex marriage (PA)

The organisation has urged priests not to tell their parishioners how they should vote

Francis blesses Barbara Henning (PA)

Barbara Henning and Mike Haines spoke to the Pope after the general audience in the Vatican today

Candles, with the names of the victims, at a vigil in Haltern (AP)

Sixteen German schoolchildren among victims of tragedy