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Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The European Festival of Joy and Mercy will take place in November

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to lead his general audience today (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

During his general audience, the Pope reminded the faithful that the Church is full of sinners

Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago  (CNS)

The Archbishop of Chicago welcomed the publication of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn (CNS)

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn opened the European gathering of the World Apostolic Congress of Mercy in Rome

Pope Francis reaches for a balloon in St. Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope was speaking during his latest general audience in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis arrives on his popemobile for toay's weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican (PA)

The Pope quoted from Julian’s vision in which Jesus told her ‘if I might suffer more, I would suffer more’

Pope Francis arriving at St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis also tweeted ‘Pray for me’ to mark the anniversary on Sunday

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating a Mass for the Holy Year of the Roman Curia in St. Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis celebrated a Mass marking the Jubilee of the Roman Curia and Vatican offices

Pope Francis at a Vatican conference last week (CNS)

A video message from Francis to the Mexican people has been released by the Vatican

Pilgrims on their way to the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica. 'We're in the Year of Mercy, and ... we need to be open as a community to understand, you know, this is an individual who needs God's help, as we all do, and his forgiveness' (Photo: CNS)

Off-duty police officer took thief ‘down to the ground’