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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.

Pope Francis greets well-wishers in Washington DC yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception after celebrating Mass and the canonisation of Junipero Serra (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope canonises Junipero Serra

The Pope said faith is alive only when shared

A statue of Blessed Junipero Serra in California (CNS/Bob Mullen)

Pope Francis is celebrating Mass for the Canonisation of Blessed Junipero Serra

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington (CNS)

Pope Francis met the US bishops in Washington’s Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle

Pope Francis (CNS)

As it happened: Pope Francis meets US bishops

Pope Francis is meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America at St Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (CNS)

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has been ruled not to have been involved in a scheme to purchase, then resell at a profit a 14th-century Italian castle.

President Barack Obama leans over to talk to Pope Francis during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House (AP)

President Obama welcomed Pope Francis to America during a ceremony at the White House