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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Aung San Suu Kyi

The announcement came after Aung San Suu Kyi met with Pope Francis on Thursday

The Vietnamese archbishop was imprisoned for 13 years by the country’s Communist authorities

Mainstream believers in the free market do not think that ‘all relationships that create ties must be eliminated’

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 3

Egypt has the task of promoting a lasting peace that “rests not on the law of force but on the force of law”, the Pope said

aung san suu kyi

The nobel laureate has become a more controversial figure since coming to power last year

The event will mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

pope francis waving to crowds

Those with hard hearts ‘do not know that the Word became flesh’, the pontiff said

Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II

Pope Francis said the country has a special role to play in ‘vanquishing all violence and terrorism’

Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre will work on constitutional reform ‘that will address potential institutional weaknesses’

Many see the push for ‘reform’ as a way for one small group to seize control from another