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A scene of destruction in Haiti (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The donation of $100,000 is a ‘concrete expression of Pope Francis’s spiritual closeness and fatherly support’

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on October 12 (CNS)

At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis begged fighters on both sides to allow civilians to be evacuated

Dead and dying trees near Cressman, California. The state has been hit by severe drought (AP)

From greater investment in renewables, to a change in our own consumption habits, there is plenty to do

Pope Francis walks forward to deliver a reflection during the Way of the Cross (CNS)

Holy Father urges youth to follow Jesus’s Way of the Cross through works of mercy

Syrian children in a makeshift school, in a refugee camp in the eastern town of Kab Elias, Lebanon (AP)

Pope Francis has delivered a video message to help launch Caritas Internationalis’s Syria: Peace is Possible campaign

Protesters march the street during a 2015 demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burund (CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA)

Church told its ‘attitudes must change’ as fears grow of civil war

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (CNS)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has said that Europe is practicing a policy of contradictions

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines (CNS)

The cardinal said he wanted to strengthen the Church of the poor

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope preached yesterday at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis

Francis prays during Mass in St Peter's Basilica marking the start of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly (AP)

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