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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

Irish abuse survivior Marie Collins,who is a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, with  Cardinal Sean O'Malley (CNS)

Papal commission steps up work to educate Church about abuse

Pope Francis greets Giuseppe Chiolo, 16, in St Peter's Square during a Year of Mercy general audience at the Vatican (CNS)

Giuseppe Chiolo, who is being treated at an oncology ward in a Florence hospital, wrote to the Pope with a request to meet him

Burnt out cars are seen outside a government building, following an election protest in Libreville, Gabon (AP)

Pope prays for victims of Gabon violence

The Pope called on Catholics in the African country to be ‘builders of peace’

A portrait of Mother Teresa is pictured during Mass dedicated to her in the main square in Skopje, Macedonia, on Sunday (AP)

The event came at the end of a week of festivities organised by Macedonia’s parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May plans to unveil new EU immigration system this autumn

As Theresa May prepares a Brexit plan, the subject will be the focus of much debate

Pope Francis has paid tribute to his predecessor (CNS)

In a book-length interview Benedict XVI says he was ‘more of a professor’ while Francis was a ‘man of practical reform’

Pope Francis waves as he is driven through the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square, September 7 2016 (AP)

Pope Francis tells pilgrims not to put limits on the scope of Christ’s mercy

Pope Francis prays during a prayer vigil on the occasion of the World Youth Day (AP)

In his latest monthly message, Francis asks the faithful to ‘contribute to the common good’

Pope Francis greets prisoners at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Vatican has released the Pope’s schedule of events for the last three months of 2016