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Peter Saunders, chief executive of NAPAC, the National Association for People Abused in Childhood  (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

British survivor Peter Saunders says he would be ‘outraged’ if the Pope failed to join the commission

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Patriarch Kirill (AP)

The Pope will meet Patriarch Kirill on February 12

Pope Francis embraces Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho during a meeting with the Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organisation founded by the Pope (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Ronaldinho was dressed in a beanie hat

Cardinal Pietro Parolin made the comments during a trip to Slovenia (CNS)

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Bishop Steven Lopes raises the chalice during episcopal ordination Mass (CNS photo/Tom McCarthy Jr.)

Bishop Steven Lopes was installed in Houston

The European Parliament in Strasbourg  (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

‘Historic’ vote by MEPs comes as the House of Commons prepares to debate the issue

Shoppers will be invited to receive the ashes (Photo: CNS)

The Ash Wednesday initiative will remind people ‘that the Christian faith is alive and active in Sunderland’

Pope Francis with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in November 2014 (AP)

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Residents hold baby Jesus figures during a procession in celebration of "Dia de la Candelaria," or Candlemas Day in Mexico. (CNS photo/Jim West)

The Pontiff has delivered a video message ahead of his visit to the country

Pope Francis poses with UN troops from Argentina during his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope continued a series of talks dedicated to divine mercy in St Peter’s Square