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Pope Francis greets Nancy Gibbs, editorial director of Time Inc News Group, and Alan Murray, editor-in-chief of Fortune (CNS)

Richard Branson and other business leaders met in Rome for the Fortune-Time Global Forum

The bishops were invited to the consecration of the new St Thomas Cathedral, Syriac Orthodox Church (PA)

The bishops were refused entry due to fears that they might not return home

Pope Francis greets cardinals in 2014 (CNS)

Robert Spaemann, a friend of Benedict XVI, said the cardinals had chosen the right course and wishes more would join them

Local shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia (AP)

The demonstration followed protests by hardline Muslims against the city’s minority Christian governor

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople (CNS)

‘First and foremost the apostolic exhortation recalls the mercy and compassion of God,’ the patriarch wrote

Russian Patriarch Kirill attends a blessing ceremony in the Saint Trinity Church in Paris (AP)

Patriarch Kirill led a sanctifying ceremony in the Saint Trinity Church

A damaged statue of Mary is seen in a church in Qaraqosh, Iraq (CNS)

Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan visited beleaguered Christians in northern Iraq last month

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

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France's National Assembly has voted to outlaw pro-life websites which 'masquerade' as neutral (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Church has described the bill as a ‘serious infringement of democratic principles’

Pope Francis told students that God can help them overcome any obstacles (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis also lamented ‘brain drain’ caused by bright students leaving poor countries