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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

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s that ‘every effort should be made to mitigate the impact of climate change’

A Christmas tree frames Pope Francis as he delivers his Angelus address (AP)

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