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Pope Francis will canonise brother and sister Francisco and Jacinta Marto

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Gay rights group Stonewall also welcomed the booklet, but denied direct involvement

The cardinal said Catholics still stand for the traditional definition of marriage

The party has yet to clarify whether it would implement the change during a period of direct rule, or whether it would impose it on a sitting Northern Ireland Assembly

The Pope will pray to the Virgin Mary to ‘help us follow the example of Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta’

During the visit, the pope was to preside over the canonization ceremony of two of the young seers, Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta Marto

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Pope Francis assured Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros of his prayers ‘for you, and for peace in Egypt and the Middle East’

‘We are not orphans, we have a mother in heaven,’ the Pope said