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A Harlem Globetrotter gives the Pope a lesson in ball-spinning in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Coaches must be models of integrity for youngsters at a ‘delicate stage’ in their life, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis (CNS)

The eco-encyclical won’t commit the Church to unsettled science

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a video message to the opening session of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly

Pope Francis points to a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during his general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (CNS)

The Pontiff started a new series of audience talks looking at the ‘real life’ of families today

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope preached yesterday at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis

Pope Francis talks with Cuban President Raul Castro (CNS)

The Cuban leader claims he may come back to the Church, but is it nothing more than a canny move to shift the focus from the repressive nature of his regime?

The Honduran Cardinal spoke at a meeting of Caritas (CNS)

Cardinal Rodríguez criticises opponents of Francis’s forthcoming document on climate change and the environment

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria with Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013 (CNS)

Pope Francis sends message to Coptic Pope Tawadros II to mark ‘day of friendship’

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Cuban President Raul Castro  (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Cuba from September 19 to 22, according to the country’s bishops’ conference

Pope Francis delivers his speech for The Peace Factory (PA)

Pope Francis was taking part in The Peace Factory initiative in the Paul VI hall