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Pope Francis kisses and blesses Michael Keating  (Joseph Gidjunis/World Meeting of Families via AP)

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 for 10-year-old with cerebral palsy

Pope Francis delivers a blessing as he arrives in St Peter's Square today  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francis made the surprise comments at today’s general audience in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis with Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

The German cardinal refused to confirm or deny whether he signed a letter allegedly sent to Pope Francis criticising new synod procedures

Pope Francis celebrates the marriage rite for 20 couples during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica last year (CNS)

Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that the doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage is simply not up for discussion

Pope Francis arrives for the afternoon session of the synod on Saturday (AP)

Pope Francis reportedly responded to the letter by underlining support for procedures

Pope Francis talks with Cardinals Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest, Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila and Wilfrid Napier of Durban(CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal addresses media at the end of the first week of the synod

A much loved man. But do we want him to win the prize? (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The prize has long been discredited – so Angela Merkel is the obvious choice

The future Pope Francis greets the faithful in Buenos Aires in 2009 (AP)

This latecomer on the Pope Francis biography scene is fresh, vivid and beautifully crafted

Archbishop Chaput speaks with Pope Francis at the Vatican (CNS)

Archbishop Chaput spoke during a press conference today at the Vatican

Pope Francis jokes with Italian musician Salvatore Sessa in St Peter's Square (AP)

Francis tells the faithful that families bring needed values and a humanising spirit to society