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Pope Francis told students that God can help them overcome any obstacles (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis also lamented ‘brain drain’ caused by bright students leaving poor countries

Pope Francis hugs the President of the Lutheran World Federation Bishop Munib Younan during the service (AP)

Francis was speaking at a service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Pope Francis boards a plane at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, on his way to Malmo, Sweden (AP)

Pope Francis will take part in ecumenical events to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

A man holds a religious leaflet showing the priest Jacques Hamel during his funeral mass, outside the Rouen cathedral, Normandy, (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Making the murdered French priest a saint will also challenge Catholics to ask themselves, am I prepared to die in God’s service?

Pope Francis hugs Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during a day of prayer for peace, in Assisi (AP)

The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue announced a substantial agreement but healing the historic schism still requires plenty of work

Priest administers the sacrament of the sick to a man with HIV  (CNS/Barbara Fraser)

Bishops have issued pastoral guidelines for clergy dealing with Catholics who are considering euthanasia or assisted suicide

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope offered prayers for Sister Isabel Sola Matas during the canonisation Mass for Mother Teresa

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A French flag and a prayer beads are displayed at a makeshift memorial in front of the Saint Etienne church where Fr Jacques Hamel was killed (AP)

The French government must recognise its culture as traditionally Judeo-Christian – in short, a cultural renaissance needs to be facilitated by the state

Pope Francis

The Vatican on Monday released the itinerary for the Caucasus trip which begins on September 30