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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with French President Francois Hollande at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Pope Francis has met privately at the Vatican with President Hollande

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his general audience (CNS)

The pontiff tells general audience that the faithful must demonstrate kindness not just in thought but by deeds

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas will begin the new role in September (CNS photo/Rebecca Kirstin Patton, The Texas Catholic)

Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas will head the Vatican’s new department

A woman uses a tree branch to fight a fire on a road leading a village in northern Portugal, on  August 11 (AP)

The Pope is praying for ‘courage’ for those affected by wildfires in Portugal and Spain

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (left), Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar mosque, and Archbishop Georg Gaenswein at the Vatican (CNS)

The way to counter terrorists’ hatred is with education and dialogue, Cardinal Tauran has said

President Juan Manuel Santos has said that gender ideology will not be implemented  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

President Juan Manuel Santost has said that schools will not be introducing gender ideology following mass protests

Police move in on a group of protesters throwing rocks at them in Milwaukee on August 14 (AP)

The Archbishop of Milwaukee has called for calm after violent protests erupted following a police shooting

The peace walk ended at St Joseph's Old Cathedral

Christians united in response to a ‘black mass’ that included the desecration of a statue of the Virgin Mary

Women protest for better wages and working conditions for migrant domestic workers in Beirut. Pope Francis prayed for all exploited women and girls during the feast of the Assumption at the Vatican August 15. (CNS photo/Oliver Weiken, EPA)

The Pope prayed that exploited women soon would be able to live a life of ‘peace, justice and love’

Cardinal Burke has urged Catholics to pray the Rosary in reparation (CNS photo/Simon Caldwell)

Bishops have called for urgent prayers as Satanist group prepare to conduct a ‘Black Mass’ service in order to mock the Virgin Mary