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Pope Francis talks with students from different countries as part of the Scholas.Social project (PA) Below: Video report (CNS)

Francis answers questions from pupils on five continents via Google Hangouts

Pope Francis welcomes former Israeli President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Former Israeli President asks Pope to head United Religions organisation

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis makes comments during general audience St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis receives stole that belonged to priest killed by mafia during prayer service in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Mafia boss threatens anti-mob activist priest

The Italian bishops have sent a message of solidarity to Father Ciotti

Maradona met the Pope at last night's game (AP)

‘After being far from the Church, I am proud of returning to it after God took my mother,’ footballer says

A displaced woman and child flee Islamic State in Sinjar, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The priest had sent a message telling the Pope: ‘I’m afraid of losing your children’

Fr Jorge Hernandez celebrates Mass in Gaza (CNS)

Argentine Fr Jorge Hernandez has 45-minute private meeting with the Pope

Newlyweds walk past Swiss Guards at Wednesday's general audience (CNS)

The ceremony will be the first papal celebration of a wedding since 2000

Tom Watson says his political battles have had a profound personal impact: ‘It has all done incalculable damage, to me and to the people I love’ (PA)

Crusading MP Tom Watson explains why he’s reading Pope Francis, believes in God and longs for new, kinder form of politics

Pope Francis arrives in his popemobile at St Peter's Square earlier today (CNS)

Division is the work of the Devil, Pope Francis said during his weekly audience