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A worker of the Piacenti restoration centre works on a mosaic in the Church of the Nativity  (CNS)

The restoration project at the the site traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus has already uncovered a Crusades-era mosaic

Pope Francis greets Legionaries of Christ seminarians in Rome (CNS)

The lawsuit brought by an anti-abortion group says the Legion interfered with an inheritance the group should have received

A nun cries after the bombing of a Coptic chapel in Cairo in December (CNS)

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Pope Francis baptises one of 28 babies in the Sistine Chapel (CNS)

Pope Francis baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel

The Cathedral of St Paul in St Paul, Minnesota (CNS)

The infant was left in a plastic laundry basket at the entrance to the church

Pope Francis steps off a plane (CNS)

Francis made the comments in a book reflecting on his pilgrimages as Pontiff

Cardinal Müller with the Pope (AP)

Cardinal Müller was responding to a request from four cardinals for the Pope to clarify a section of Amoris Laetitia

A man prays during a Jubilee Mass for the homeless celebrated by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica in November (CNS)

Thermal sleeping bags were distributed to some rough sleepers

Catholics carry a replica of the Black Nazarene during a procession ahead of feast day celebrations in Manila (CNS)

Security measures put in place due to fears of an Islamist attack

Pope Francis: 'The real mission is never proselytism, but attracting to Christ, from the strong union with Him in prayer, adoration and concrete charity' (AP)

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