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Pope Francis prays as he visits the earthquake-ravaged town of Amatrice, Italy, in August 2016 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis greeted thousands of Italian earthquake survivors at the Vatican

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

Pope Francis in Amatrice, Italy (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Pope Francis visited Amatrice, in central Italy, on Tuesday morning

Cardinal Kurt Koch is co-president of the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue commission (CNS)

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Amatrice was one of the areas worst hit by the earthquake (AP)

A state funeral will be held in one of the areas worst hit by the Italian earthquake after residents rebelled against the Government’s original plans

Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday's earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A priest and nun were among those who survived Wednesday’s earthquake against the odds

A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy (AP)

The magnitude six earthquake which struck in the early hours of Wednesday has left many dead

Amatrice was one of the areas worst hit by the earthquake (AP)

An Amatrice parish priest described the earthquake as an ‘immense tragedy’

Sister Clare Theresa Crockett (Home of the Mother)

Sister Clare Theresa Crockett, a 33-year-old missionary, was teaching guitar to children when the earthquake struck

Emergency rescue workers continue to search the rubble of a collapsed building complex in Tainan (AP)

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the city of Tainan on Saturday