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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP)

The Pontiff told the faithful that young people today gave ‘strong signs’ of hope and brotherhood in a world plagued with ‘cruelty’

Sisters of the Company of the Cross gathered in St Peter’s Square (AP)

Catholic women used to wield colossal power. The Pope’s commission alone can’t bring back those days

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with Poland's bishops at the cathedral in Krakow, Poland (CNS)

The Pope told Polish bishops that there are powerful institutions which fund the spread of gender theory in schools

Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

Amoris Laetitia letter leaked online

The letter, signed by 45 theologians and priests, identifies what it describes as errors which a reader could mistakenly draw from the recent apostolic exhortation

The coffin of Fr Hamel is carried outside the Rouen cathedral (AP)

An estimated 1,700 people gathered in Rouen cathedral for the funeral Mass of the murdered priest

Pope Francis answers reporters questions on board the flight back to Rome (AP)

The Pope made clear his current thinking, that there is no such phenomenon as Islamist violence, any more than domestic violence in Italy constitutes ‘Catholic violence’

Pope Francis

The Pope named Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to serve as president of the commission

Polish Cardinal Franciszek Macharski (AP)

Polish cardinal dies aged 89

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski became Archbishop of Kraków after the election of Pope John Paul II

Pilgrims take photos of Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate Mass in Brzegi, Poland (AP)

People often say young pilgrims only go to WYD for a good time, but scratch the surface and you find real engagement with Christ

Pope Francis jokes with a young boy wearing a Lionel Messi shirt (AP)

Pope Francis told young Catholics that his compatriot is the greatest footballer of all time