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Pope Francis holds a baby as he visits the neonatal unit at San Giovanni Hospital in Rome (AP)

The trip to the babies’ ward of Rome’s San Giovanni Hospital was part of the Pope’s Mercy Fridays activities

Pope Francis speaks to faithful gathered in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis will pray for peace with leaders of other religions in the Italian town on Tuesday

Pope Francis greets bishops in the Clementine Hall last week (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

The Pope said people can ‘sniff out’ priests or bishops who are ‘lying spellbinders’ and ‘narcissists’

Pope Francis attends a meeting with the patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic churches at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

The changes, brought in after 15 years of study, are to help Eastern Christians living in Latin-majority lands

Pope Francis at the end of his weekly general audience in St Peter's yesterday (AP)

The first English translation of the Pope’s announcement on harmonising Eastern and Latin canon law. Translated by Fr James Bradley and Ed Condon

Benedict XVI and Pope Francis (AP)

Whose legacy will last longer?

Benedict XVI favoured a slow, step-by-step approach to reform, while Francis prefers sweeping initiatives that advance quickly

Cardinals are looking for ways to improve Bishop selection process (AP)

The Pope and the Council continue to discuss the process of identifying candidates for bishop roles

Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for the weekly general audience in St.Peter's Square  (AP)

The Pontiff told his general audience that Church leaders should act like Jesus and be among the poor

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks to make a pass (AP)

Fr Douglas Nowicki reportedly presented the souvenir to the Pontiff earlier this week

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pope wrote to Buenos Aires bishops about their proposed guidelines for priests following Amoris Laetitia