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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

Nepalese who lost their home in the April 25 earthquake chop firewood in Lalitpur (CNS)

An economic blockade imposed by neighbouring India has heightened the crisis for Nepalese

An injured Pakistani injured child attending the funeral of his grandfather who died in the earthquake (AP)

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake has left at least 380 dead