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Pope Francis offers words of comfort and issues challenge to drug users at St Francis of Assisi hospital

The Pope was visited by a group of young cancer patients who are being treated at Rome’s Agostino Gemelli hospital

The Pontiff has called on women to be messengers of faith and hope

Pope calls for an end to human trafficking

Thousands follow meditations at the Colosseum

The Pope was celebrating the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

He urges prisoners to follow Jesus’s example

Historic encounter takes place at Castel Gandolfo

The Pope received the pallium from protodeacon Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, and the Fisherman’s Ring from Cardinal Angelo Sodano

Pope Francis was joined by patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches