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From the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has reached out to the disabled (PA)

Pope Francis has pledged his support towards making Church buildings more accessible for the disabled

Pope Francis greets an infant at a Mass on the Baptism of the Lord (Photo: CNS)

Francis made the remark during a Mass in which he baptised 32 babies

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur)

Francis makes announcement during Angelus address

Pope celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

People should remind themselves that faith ‘conquers the world’, says Francis at morning Mass

The Pope and Fr Baez. Below, Fr Baez sits in the popemobile (Photo: CNS)

Pope spotted his old friend at the edge of the crowd

CafePress sells papal paraphernalia for the whole family, including the dog

Popular items include Pope Francis ‘onesies’, T-shirts, cufflinks, shot glasses, and cocktail shakers

Jesuit Father John Dear, is a nationally known peace activist (CNS)

Father Dear belonged to the Jesuits’ Maryland province, based in Towson

Pope Francis passes circus performers before his general audience in St Peter's Square Below: Video of performance and  performers move past the Pope (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis tells faithful that baptism gives them ‘unwavering hope and strength’

St Anthony the Great was tempted by boredom, laziness and phantom women in the desert

St Anthony the Great (January 17) was one of the most influential people in the early Church

Daily readings: January 11 – 18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms