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Gabriel Bennett, from Minnesota, pauses during the March for Life 2016 in front of the US Capitol (AP)

Nearly 50,000 people marched in Washington to mark the 43rd anniversary of landmark abortion ruling

Pope Francis greeting crowds in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS)

In a morning Mass homily, Francis reflected on Samuel’s anointing of David as king of Israel

A man waves a flag of Eritrea in front of the Apostolic Palace  (AP)

During his Angelus address, Pope Francis told the gathered migrants ‘not to give up hope’

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis was speaking during morning Mass on Tuesday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Christmas Eve (CNS)

The Pontiff has celebrated the traditional Midnight Mass at St Peter’s Basilica

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso touches the hands of people in Mexico following Mass  in Sunland Park at the US-Mexico border (CNS)

Francis will go to the border town of Ciudad Juárez during February’s visit

The first Knights of St Columba Mass for the Year of Mercy will take place at St Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow on Sunday.

The organisation is offering nine Masses in seven metropolitan Cathedrals in Britain

Bishop Seamus said at the heart of the priesthood is sacrifice (©Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Seamus Cunningham of Hexham and Newcastle proposed the motion on behalf of the Council of Priests in his diocese

A man wades through floodwater on Warwick Road in Carlisle, after heavy rain from Storm Desmond tore through Britain (AP)

The Bishop of Lancaster said he extended his ‘prayerful sympathies’ to all those affect by the flooding