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Pope Francis greets the crowd from his popemobile, a Jeep Wrangler, as he arrives in Quito, Ecuador, in July (CNS)

Pope Francis will be driven through crowds in Washington, New York and Philadelphia next month

Pope holds controversial sign (PA)

Pope Francis was pictured holding a sign calling for dialogue on the Falkland’s issue

Pope Francis (CNS)

The hopeful presidential candidate made his remarks ahead of the Pope’s visit next month

Pope Francis (CNS)

St Charles Borromeo seminary are welcoming 20 men from Philadelphia this year

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Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Every time the ‘Kasper proposal’ has been rejected, Pope Francis has kept the discussion going

Pope Francis is expected to highlight his views on climate change during his visit to the country in September (PA)

New poll suggests that only 43 per cent of American Catholics agree that climate change is a moral issue

Pope Francis caresses a child during his weekly general audience (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

During his general audience, Francis said that work gives dignity to the family

Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for Farc, rrives for a new round of peace talks with Colombia's government accompanied by fellow Farc delegates Pastor Alape, right, and Carlos Antonio Lozada, centre  (AP)

The Vatican has said that a meeting between the Pope and Farc representatives ‘is not foreseen’

'Priests interested in being one of the special communicators of God's mercy are invited to apply online' (CNS)

The missionaries will be commissioned formally by the Pope and sent out on Ash Wednesday next year