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German Nazi commandant Rudolf Höss before his trial for crimes against humanity (AP Photo)

A pilgrim’s guide to Poland raises the sort of questions you would never see in a Lonely Planet

Pope Francis leads a prayer service on the eve of the feast of Divine Mercy in St Peter's Square at the Vatican  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis says it would be ‘beautiful’ if every diocese opened a hospital, care home or treatment centre as a memorial to the year

An Argentina football shirt is tossed in the air as Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

At his general audience Francis continued his series of talks dedicated to divine mercy

Pilgrims walk the Holy Mile at Walsingham                                (Photo: Antonia Moffat)

Pilgrims gather at shrine

Second national Divine Mercy Pilgrimage took place in Walsingham on Saturday