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Italian Coast Guard vessels gather at the spot where 366 migrants perished in the 2013 Lampedusa migrant boat disaster (CNS)

Criticism continues for move by European nations to scale down search and rescue

Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Bishops’ Conference criticise decision not to support migrant rescue services in the Mediterranean

A  flag with the word 'Vergogna' (disgrace) in Lampedusa after last year's disaster (AP)

Apostleship of the Sea ‘disappointed’ at Foreign Office’s position on search and rescue

Pope Francis (PA)

More than 360 people were killed after a boat capsized and sank near Lampedusa

The T-shirt worn by one of the group of Lampedusa survivors who met the Pope (AP)

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The wreath thrown by Francis honouring migrants drowned near Lampedusa (CNS)

Pope decries ‘logic of indifference’ in message on first anniversary of trip

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano with Pope Francis during his first state visit to the  presidential palace in Rome (CNS)

Pope Francis makes first state visit

Pope Francis traveled today to Italy’s presidential palace

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising (AP)

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Archbishop Francis A. Chullikatt

Papal nuncio to the UN tells panel Church has helped “refugees for centuries and will always do it”

Faithful gather near a giant screen broadcasting the Angelus prayer of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope asks faithful in St Peter’s to pray for African boat victims