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Pope Francis prays in front of the Turin Shroud (PA)

The Pontiff venerated the Turin Shroud during a two-day visit to the city

A man checks an air conditioning unit in an apartment in Chicago (AP)

Francis is right in that we need to build more ecologically

President Obama and Pope Francis (CNS)

The US president hails the Pope’s intervention as ‘clear and powerful’

Cardinal Nichols pictured in front of Canary Wharf at the press conference yesterday (Photo: Mazur/

The Pope’s encyclical advises faithful that ‘less is more’, says cardinal

Copies of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si' at a Vatican press conference (Photo: PA)

In Laudato Si’ the Pope is as loyal a son of the Church as he ever is

Pope Francis (CNS)

Read the highlights of Laudato Si’, on subjects ranging from abortion to consumerism

Pope Francis (CNS)

Full text: Laudato Si’

The encyclical letter of the Holy Father Francis – Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

Pope Francis holds a dove before his weekly audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

In Laudato Si’ Francis calls for humanity to rethink what progress actually means

Chair used by Pope Francis during his visit to Albania (CNS)

Pope Francis visited Albania last September