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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his general audience (CNS)

The pontiff tells general audience that the faithful must demonstrate kindness not just in thought but by deeds

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives to lead his general audience on August 10 (CNS)

The Pontiff told the faithful that Christians must demonstrate to the world how to display acts of mercy towards others

Pope Francis greets the faithful at weekly general audience (AP)

Pope Francis tells general audience that the Olympics brings down barriers between people from different backgrounds

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP)

The Pontiff told the faithful that young people today gave ‘strong signs’ of hope and brotherhood in a world plagued with ‘cruelty’

Pope Francis walks with a group of refugees this morning (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci)

The Pope calls for Europe to grant asylum to more refugees as he addresses the faithful at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

‘Let us allow ourselves to be called by Jesus, healed by Jesus, forgiven by Jesus and follow him,’ says Holy Father at general audience

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience  (AP)

The Pope continued his catechetical series on prayer at his latest general audience

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope focused on the Gospel parable of the rich man and Lazarus at his latest general audience in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis catches a garment thrown by someone in the crowd during his general audience (CNS)

Christians are called to imitate the good Samaritan, Pope tells crowds in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis meets traditional singers from Croatia during his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Francis reflected on one aspect of mercy as exemplified by Jesus