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Pope Francis told students that God can help them overcome any obstacles (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis also lamented ‘brain drain’ caused by bright students leaving poor countries

A homeless child sits in front of a closed shop in Gauhati, Assam state, India (AP)

Pope says he’s troubled by ‘the increasing number of young girls and women forced to earn a living on the street’

A Gypsy child at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, in Rome (AP)

Gypsies are called ‘to contribute to the common good’, says Pontiff

Pope Francis said human trafficking is a 'shameful and ignoble activity' (AP)

Holy Father says ‘money worship reigns’ in the world

An expectant mother sits outside a Catholic migrant centre in Mexico City (CNS)

Benedict XVI issues appeal in message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Pope Benedict visits Assisi in 2007 (AP Photo/Maurizio Brambatti, Pool)

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

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