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Pope Francis at prayer (CNS)

As it happened: Pope Francis at Vespers

Pope Francis is celebrating Vespers with clergy and men and women religious in New York

Pope Francis greets nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor  (AP)

The sisters have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s mandate that all employers offer contraceptive coverage in health plans

Pope Francis gestures while talking at St Patrick's Catholic Church (AP)

The Pope visited St Patrick’s Church in Washington after his historic speech to Congress

Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

History is made as Francis becomes the first pope ever to address a joint meeting of Congress

Pope Francis smiles as he walks into the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington (Photo: AP)

In his talk the Pope called for an end to the death penalty

Pope Francis  (CNS)

Pope Francis visits the Parish of St Patrick’s Charity Centre in Washington

A child sits with other refugees behind a fence between Croatia and Slovenia (Photo: AP)

Bishops welcome EU quota deal for refugees

Bishops urge Britain to take in more refugees from Syria before winter sets in

Pope Francis arrives in a Fiat 500L on Capitol Hill in Washington DC (AP)

Pope Francis is addressing a joint session of the US Congress

The Pope talks to the Cardinals before the Synod

The Church is accused of being ‘out of touch’ in the results of a Church wide survey looking at family and married life

Pope Francis reaches from the popemobile as a child is brought to him along a parade  route Sept. 23 in Washington. (CNS photo/Alex Brandon, pool)

Sophia Cruz delivered a letter and picture to Pope Francis begging him to help her parents and others facing deportation.