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Pope Francis hugs Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during a day of prayer for peace, in Assisi (AP)

Jewish, Anglican and Catholic leaders celebrated the 25th anniversary of the patriarch’s enthronement

A Mexican flag adorned with black mourning ribbons (AP)

Fr Alejo Nabor Jimenez Juarez and Fr Jose Alfredo Juarez de la Cruz were dragged at gunpoint out of a church in Poza Rica

Pope Francis greets participants in a day of prayer for peace in Assisi (AP)

The Pope will address the gathering in Assisi and lead prayers for victims of war

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, during the meeting with nuncios (CNS)

Francis spent much of Saturday with 106 archbishops who represent him and the Vatican in countries around the world

A Vatican policeman helps a young girl who strayed into a restricted area during one of the Pope's general audiences (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass to mark the the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme

Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, holds up the ampoule of St Januarius's blood (AP)

The liquefaction occurred on Monday, the saint’s feast day

Pope Francis outside Assisi's St Mary of the Angels Basilica in August (AP)

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A volunteer from a humanitarian organisation embraces refugee children during a police operation at a makeshift camp in the Greek village of Polykastro (CNS)

The Pope was speaking at an audience for graduates of Jesuit schools and universities

A man reaches for the box containing the mortal remains of Padre Pio (AP)

It will be the first time the relic has left Italy