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Barack Obama meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 27, 2014 (AP)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

Read the highlights of Laudato Si’, on subjects ranging from abortion to consumerism

Pope Francis (CNS)

Full text: Laudato Si’

The encyclical letter of the Holy Father Francis – Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

Pope Francis holds a dove before his weekly audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

In Laudato Si’ Francis calls for humanity to rethink what progress actually means

Chair used by Pope Francis during his visit to Albania (CNS)

Pope Francis visited Albania last September

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si, will be published tomorrow

Cardinal Telesphore Toppo speaks with nuns at the Vatican (CNS)

Cardinal Telesphore Toppo was threatened earlier this month

Jeb Bush greets voters after a town hall meeting at the Derry Opera House yesterday (PA)

Ahead of the publication of the encyclical on the environment, the presidential hopeful said Francis should stay out of politics

Pope Francis blesses an inmate during a feet-washing ceremony at Rebibbia prison in Rome (CNS)

Pope Francis discussed poverty at morning Mass at his Vatican residence

Cardinal Vincent Nichols talks with Pope Francis at the extraordinary Synod of Bishops last year (CNS)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop Peter Doyle among those who will attend October’s synod on the family