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Pope Francis speaks with Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf as they leave the King's House in Lund (AP)

Francis visited the King and Queen of Sweden ahead of prayer service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Pope Francis boards a plane at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, on his way to Malmo, Sweden (AP)

Pope Francis will take part in ecumenical events to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

A controversial figure: Archbishop Piero Marini in the Sistine Chapel (AP)

Some of the new names will raise eyebrows, but this isn’t the coup some believe it to be

A baptism at the Catholic cathedral in Stockholm (AP)

His visit should not make us gloss over the very real issues facing both Catholics and Protestants

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, holds a report of the Santa Marta Group during a news conference on human trafficking at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Pope Francis both addressed the Santa Marta Group during a conference this week

Pope Francis: (AP)

Francis says theologians should focus less on how people are going astray and more on helping them

Pope Francis will say Mass in Sweden on November 1 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis will extend his trip and celebrate Mass for Sweden’s Catholics

Pope Francis prays during a visit to the Lutheran church in Rome last November (AP)

A leap across the great divide

Thanks to astonishing ecumenical advances, Catholics can recognise – and even give thanks for – the witness of Martin Luther

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope urged the Church to welcome migrants at his general audience yesterday

Relatives of Argentine dissapeared during the Dirty War hold photos of their loved ones in front of the Congress in Buenos Aires in 2003 (AP)

The decision to make the archives available was taken at the express direction of Pope Francis