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Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Asuncion to Rome (CNS)

Francis answered questions from journalists while flying home to Rome from South America

A displaced mother and child in South Sudan (ACN)

People are being driven to starvation due to ongoing conflict in the country, Aid to the Church in Need has reported

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Nu Guazu Park in Asuncion, Paraguay (CNS)

‘Communion with God always brings forth fruit,’ Pope Francis told crowds gathered in Nu Guazu Park

Pope Francis embraces children as he speaks at the the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital in San Lorenzo (PA)

The Holy Father spent time at the Ninos de Acosta Nu paediatric hospital on Saturday

Fr Dhiya Azziz

Iraqi priest Fr Dhiya Azziz, who was taken on July 4, has now been freed, according to Custody of the Holy Land

Pope Francis meets people in the Banado Norte neighbourhood in Paraguay (Photos: CNS)

The Pope says like Joseph and Mary they had to go to another land ‘where they knew no one’

The trial of laicised former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski has been postponed (CNS)

Laicised former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski is in intensive care after experiencing a ‘sudden illness’

An Israeli firefighter assesses damage to the Church of the Multiplication (AP)

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Marian Shrine of Caacupé (AP)

Women kept country going after majority of men died in 1864-1870 war

Children talk to Francis during the welcoming ceremony at Silvio Pettirossi International airport in Asunción

Papal visit in 1988 led to end of one of the world’s longest military dictatorships