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Fr Frankie Mulgrew with Pope Francis

The double-decker bus will tour Greater Manchester and Lancashire and have priests available to hear Confession

The Pope expressed his hope that the day of prayer would promote an encounter of people of different religions  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Christians, Muslims and Jews all share compassion and care for the sick, Francis says

Pilgrims on their way to the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica. 'We're in the Year of Mercy, and ... we need to be open as a community to understand, you know, this is an individual who needs God's help, as we all do, and his forgiveness' (Photo: CNS)

Off-duty police officer took thief ‘down to the ground’

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe sits in Strasbourg, eastern France (AP)

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A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan walk along the frozen route from the border between Serbia and Macedonia to a temporary camp for migrants (Photo: CNS)

We cannot let borders be closed to suffering people, says Bishop of Trier

Fr Patrick Behm of Le Mars, Iowa, behind the altar made of snow alongside the Pennsylvania Turnpike (CNS photo/courtesy Carolyn Von Tersch)

Pro-life marchers stuck on the motorway for 22 hours made an altar out of snow

The Pope and Leonardo DiCaprio (Photo: L'Osservatore Romano)

DiCaprio gave the Pope a book of works by Hieronymus Bosch

Pope Francis presented President Obama with the Rosary beads last September (PA)

President Obama says the Rosary makes him ‘think about peace’

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations (AP)

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Rob Flello has tabled a Commons motion (PA)

Rob Flello MP has tabled a Commons motion calling for Parliament to push the UN to create a stated consensus