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Pope Francis prays before the Turin Shroud yesterday (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Sunday (AP/Andrew Medichini)

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A French soldier stands guard outside St Joseph Cathedral in Bambari, Central African Republic (CNS)

Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo Aziagbia says that the Pope ‘responded positively’ to an invitation from the country’s bishops’ conference

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

Yazidi leaders, including the group's supreme spiritual leader, meet Pope Francis at the Vatican (AP)

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Pope Francis appears for his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day (AP/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pontiff prays for children ‘abused and exploited under our eyes’ in Urbi et Orbi message

A picture of Pope Francis inside Manila Cathedral, where he will celebrate Mass on January 16 (CNS)

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Troops from Cameroon have been sent in to restore order in the country (AP)

Sixteen hostages handed over to Cameroonian troops after being kidnapped last month

Women and children stand near their destroyed house in a village in Central African Republic (CNS)

9,000 people who have found refuge at a seminary in the capital, Bangui

Displaced people seek shelter at a Catholic church in Carnot, Central African Republic. Half of the population still need help, the country's bishops have said (Photo: PA)

Bishops criticise government for failing to turn ‘new page’ in country’s history