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Pope Francis delivers a speech at the European Parliament (PA)

The European Union is withering because it has uprooted itself, he says: unless it returns to God, its institutions are finished

Pope Francis said that the country was renowned for peaceful coexistence (CNS)

Pope Francis said that bishops must embrace the social dimension of the Gospel

Pope Francis at today's Global Freedom Network meeting

Francis and others launch initiative to ‘eradicate modern slavery’

Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara (CNS)

On the questions of ISIS and Armenia, President Erdogan seemed to be given a pass by the Pope

Pope Francis meets with young refugees from Syria and Iraq during his trip to Turkey (CNS)

Pope Francis answered questions on the synod on his journey home from Turkey

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul today (AP)

Pope asks Patriarch to ‘bless me and the Church of Rome’

Francis stands next to the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, right, at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (AP)

Francis’s prayer in Blue Mosque recalls Benedict XVI’s famous gesture in 2006

Pope Francis is welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara (Photo: PA)

In his first address the Pope said Turkey was ‘precious to every Christian’ because of its history

Francis listens to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at the presidential palace (Photo: PA)

Francis says military action alone will not solve ‘fratricidal wars’, ‘terrorist violence’ and ‘grave persecutions’ raging across the border

The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul, where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass (Photo: CNS)

Most believers ‘hide their cross’