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Pope Francis pours water over the head of a baby as he celebrates the baptism of 23 babies in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass to mark the feast day of Jesus’s baptism in the River Jordan

A Swiss Guard keeps watch as Pope Francis speaks during an audience with the Vatican diplomatic corps in 2015 (CNS)

The Pope spoke to members of the diplomatic corps in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace

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

Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered for the Angelus in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

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A man takes a copy of the latest edition of French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo (Photo: CNS)

‘Every suspicious glance at religions injures believers,’ say the country’s bishops

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

The Belgian flag flies outside the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels. Some politicians have been demanding that the Church should be stripped of public funding unless it allowed euthanasia on its premises (Photo: AP)

Family of elderly cancer sufferer are suing the care home for not allowing a doctor to administer a lethal injection on its premises

Pope Francis preaches at a morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (CNS)

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