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The Pope applauds during the World Meeting of Families. Below: Francis embraces a young man in a wheelchair (AP)

Pontiff delights tens of thousands at Benjamin Franklin Parkway with spontaneous talk on families

Aretha Franklin sings during a memorial service for her father and brother in June (PA)

Pope Francis is visiting the World Meeting of Families as part of a three-city tour of the US

Mark Wahlberg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Entourage (Photo: PA)

Hollywood star says he prays and tries to go to church every day

Joanna Southgate was allowed into Ascot despite her inked arms (Photo: PA)

Personally, I loathe them. But it’s hard to argue that they are per se immoral

Mark Wahlberg is pictured at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony in July with his wife, Rhea, his two daughters and two sons and the family nanny, Cassie

Gabrielle Donnelly speaks to Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg about his family, his faith, and being sent to jail as a teenager

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

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