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A woman uses a tree branch to fight a fire on a road leading a village in northern Portugal, on  August 11 (AP)

The Pope is praying for ‘courage’ for those affected by wildfires in Portugal and Spain

Women protest for better wages and working conditions for migrant domestic workers in Beirut. Pope Francis prayed for all exploited women and girls during the feast of the Assumption at the Vatican August 15. (CNS photo/Oliver Weiken, EPA)

The Pope prayed that exploited women soon would be able to live a life of ‘peace, justice and love’

Pope Francis met 20 women who had been ‘liberated from the slavery of the prostitution racket’ (AP)

Visit was one of the Pontiff’s ‘Mercy Friday’ trips marking the Year of Mercy

Pope Francis looks at a collection of drawings by the children of the refugees (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pope gave toys and gifts to the children, while they showed him a collection of their drawings

Members of the Missionaries of Charity attend a service marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in 2010 (CNS)

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Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives to lead his general audience on August 10 (CNS)

The Pontiff told the faithful that Christians must demonstrate to the world how to display acts of mercy towards others

Pope Francis at the Franciscan Sanctuary of Greccio on his previous surprise visit to the region (AP)

Pope Francis surprised nuns with the spontaneous visit to two convents north of Rome

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaks at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina (AP)

The Vatican may need to step in and rebuke Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion running mate

A Syrian fighter sits next to two food containers and a mirror in Douma, Syria  (CNS)

Pope Francis was speaking after the recitation of the Angelus prayer in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

The Refugee Olympic Team arrives during the opening ceremony for Rio 2016 (AP)

The 2016 Summer Games in Rio marks the first time a refugee team has officially participated in the Olympics