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Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (CNS)

The COP21 conference, currently underway in Paris, will conclude on Friday

Pope Francis is flanked by Rome Commissioner Francesco Tronca as he looks up at a statue of the Virgin Mary before praying in front of it on Tuesday (AP)

The Pope led prayers in the Piazza di Spagna on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

A man wades through floodwater on Warwick Road in Carlisle, after heavy rain from Storm Desmond tore through Britain (AP)

The Bishop of Lancaster said he extended his ‘prayerful sympathies’ to all those affect by the flooding

Pope Francis pushes open the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Benedict XVI was in attendance when Francis opened the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis celebrating Mass ahead of the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis is opening the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the start of the Jubilee year

Pope Francis celebrates Mass ahead of the opening of the Holy Door (AP)

The Pope is opening the Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican on Tuesday

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Vatican judges have agreed for several prominent Vatican officials to be called to give evidence in trial over leaked documents

A photo of three slain Franciscans is unveiled during the beatification ceremony  (AP)

Two Poles and one Italian were killed by Shining Path guerrillas in 1991

Pastor James McConnell surrounded by Christian supporters after appearing at Belfast magistrates court  (Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire)

Fr Patrick McCafferty joins a London imam in defending right of firebrand preacher

Pope Francis with Benedict XVI (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica will be opened on Tuesday morning