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Fr Louis Lougen was amongst delegates who met with the Pope

The Pope encouraged missionaries to keep mercy at the heart of their mission

Fr Ernest Simoni, soon to be made a cardinal, is embraced by Pope Francis in 2014 (CNS)

The Albanian priest – who was imprisoned and tortured for 28 years – is among 17 new cardinals

Archbishop Alexander Sample pictured in 2013 (AP)

US Archbishop seeks to correct misinterpretation of Amoris Laetitia in pastoral letter

Pope Francis, left, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, arrive for vespers in the church of San Gregorio al Celio, in Rome (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Female ordination and sexuality are surface issues. The root of the problem lies in different views on Scripture and tradition

Bishops arrive for a session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican in 2015 (CNS)

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’

Pope Francis is seen with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, EPA)

The Pope was speaking at the opening ceremony of a world conference on faith and sport hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture

Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury at the service in Rome (AP)

The Pope and Archbishop Justin Welby signed the declaration at a Vespers service in Rome

Pope Francis greets the Archbishop of Canterbury at the service (AP)

The Catholic and Anglican leaders signed a joint-declaration during a vespers service in the church of St Gregory in Rome

Vodafone's 'Instant Schools for Africa' programme provides digital education at schools in refugee camps across Africa (CNS)

Pope Francis praised Vodafone’s charitable work but encouraged the company to provide access to religious texts

Pope Francis talks to journalists during an in-flight press conference (AP)

In his prayer intentions for October, the Pope asks for prayers for journalists and World Mission Day