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Hundreds of Burmese fishermen were rescued from an isolated island in 2015 (AP)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin recommended coordinated international efforts to end exploitation in the fishing industry

Copies of a new collection of homilies and speeches Pope Francis gave as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, are distributed to journalists ahead of a conference at Jesuit headquarters in Rome on Wednesday. (CNS/Robert Duncan)

In his notes for the book Pope Francis said even in St Peter’s Square he tries ‘to look at a precise face’ rather than just a crowd

Pope Francis prays during a visit to the Lutheran church in Rome in 2015 (AP)

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The Vatican Secretary of State arrives for the Mass in Cartagena (AP)

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Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating the canonisation Mass of St Teresa of Kolkata (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Medical experts will no longer be paid in cash and a two-thirds majority will be required to approve miracles

Cardinal Parolin addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday (AP)

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Pope Francis reflected on 'the value of humility' during his Angelus address (AP)

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Roses are attached at a barrier near the scene of the attack in Nice (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

French bishops have asked Catholics to pray for the victims and their families at Masses on Sunday

Displaced Sri Lankan flood victims eat their meals at a shelter in Colombo (CNS)

The criticism was made at the the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, seems to want closer relations with China (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

If the Vatican is to initiate closer relations with mainland China, in what way would this benefit country’s Catholic Church?