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Floral tributes at the scene of the lorry attack (AP)

In a telegram to the Archbishop of Berlin, Pope Francis said ‘people of good will must fight the folly of terrorism’

The scene after a lorry ploughed into a crowded Christmas market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin (PA)

The attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has killed 12 people and left a further 48 injured

Children sit with people dressed as clowns on the stage near Pope Francis during a special audience with patients and employees of the Vatican-owned paediatric hospital of Bambino Gesu, in the Paul VI Hall (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pope told a group of children that they must ask their grandparents lots of questions and listen to the answers

Pope Francis gestures during his Angelus address (AP)

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A family prays before dinner (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

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Pope Francis greets a man while meeting the disabled during his general audience in Paul VI hall (CNS)

At his latest general audience, Francis discussed the ‘many splendours’ of the baby Jesus

Pope Francis (AP)

In the video message, the Pope asks deaf and hearing-impaired people to pray for him

Mother Cecilia, prioress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in Gower, Missouri, works with the sound engineer during a rehearsal (CNS photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

The nuns in Missouri chose carols that expressed devotion to the Christ Child most beautifully

The Christmas Tree and nativity scene are lit up in St Peter's Square, at the Vatican during a ceremony on Friday (AP)

The spire from the St Benedict Basilica in Norcia, along with some rubble, has been placed next to the life-sized nativity scene