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Cardinal Georges Cottier (CNS)

The former theologian of the papal household has died at the age of 93

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn (CNS)

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

Pope Francis leads a prayer service on the eve of the feast of Divine Mercy in St Peter's Square at the Vatican  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis says it would be ‘beautiful’ if every diocese opened a hospital, care home or treatment centre as a memorial to the year

Pope Francis will release the document next week  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The apostolic exhortation will be called ‘Amoris Laetitia’, the Vatican has announced

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 censes an icon of Jesus as he celebrates Easter Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

The risen Jesus enables us ‘to see with his eyes of love and compassion’, says Francis

Pope Francis holds a candle during the Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis offers Easter message of hope after a bleak week in Europe

Pope Francis lies prostrate during the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (AP)

‘No matter how far the hate of human beings can go, the love of God always has been, and will be, greater,’ says papal preacher

Pope Francis washes the foot of a woman during the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees centre (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pontiff washed the feet of several refugees, including Muslims, Hindus and Copts

Cardinal Angelo Scola washes feet as a Mass in Milan (PA)

Some try to turn women against Our Lord, by arguing that He was in the wrong when He did not wash the feet of women