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Pope Francis lights a candle at the statue of Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Cuba, in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in El Cobre, Cuba (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre on the final day of his visit to Cuba

A Vatican flag (CNS)

The Vatican flag will be raised at UN headquarters in New York City on Friday

Images of college students who went missing in Mexico's Guerrero state are set outside the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix by immigration reform advocates (CNS)

Pope Francis’s trip to Philadelphia coincides with the anniversary of attacks which left six people dead and 43 missing

Mary Jo Copeland gives welcome bags to members of a family in Minneapolis (CNS))

Mary Jo Copeland, who founded Sharing and Caring Hands, will meet the pontiff on Thursday

US diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis talks to American Catholics during a reception at the US Embassy residence in Havana (CNS)

Diplomatic progress is being made every day, Jeffrey DeLaurentis told US Catholics in Cuba

Pope Francis (CNS)

The former metropolitan of Iraq, Jordan and Russia was elected patriarch last week

Young people wave a Vatican flag (AP)

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People cheer as Pope Francis arrives for  Mass in Revolution Square in Holguin, Cuba (CNS)

Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba has brought renewed hope to many Catholics on the island

Pope Francis circles the altar with incense during a Mass in Revolution Square in Holguin, Cuba (PA)

The Pope addressed thousands of Cubans on the feast of St Matthew

Archbishop Peter Smith pictured in the 'Jungle's' make-shift church (Archdiocese of Southwark)

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark joined more than 2,000 people taking part in the ‘Refugees Welcome’ Day of Action