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Pope Francis is welcomed by residents of the shanty town (PA)

The Pope made an impromptu stop in the Tiburtina area on the outskirts of Rome on Sunday

Francis makes an unscheduled stop at a shantytown in Ponte Mammolo on the outskirts of Rome yesterday (AP)

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Cardinal O'Malley arrives for the press conference at the end of the meeting of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (AP)

Abuse survivors say they will leave commission if bishops are not held accountable

A view of the washing facilities just off St Peter's Square (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

New facilities off St Peter’s Square are a way to ‘give people their dignity’, says papal almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski

Kino Teens Marian Enriquez and Nicole Davison carry donated goods in 2014 as they walk toward Mexico at the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales, Ariz (CNS)

Pope Francis wrote a personal response encouraging teens in southern Arizona

Pope Francis will visit America in September (PA)

Pope to address Congress in September

The Pope will be the first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress

Relatives mourn over the coffins of the 44 fallen policemen (CNS)

Benigno Aquino under pressure to resign after 44 police officers are killed in battle with Islamists

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt (PA)

Shadow education secretary appeared to question whether nuns are good teachers in a television debate

Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

Officials to investigate why Archbishop Roche and Archbishop Rugambwa’s visa applications were rejected

Francis laughs during yesterday's Google Hangout in the Vatican's Synod Hall (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

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