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Pope Francis exchanges his skull cap with one donated by faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

The zucchetto was expected to be sold for £24,000

Fr Hans Küng in his office in Tubingen, Germany (CNS)

Fr Küng said he was ‘overjoyed’ to receive a personal reply

Pope Francis catches a garment thrown by someone in the crowd during his general audience (CNS)

Christians are called to imitate the good Samaritan, Pope tells crowds in St Peter’s Square

Jesuit priest, Fr John Sullivan

Fr John Sullivan SJ is one step closer to beatification

Teenagers play cards in St Peter's Square as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate a Mass for the Youth Jubilee (AP)

The Pope said pastors do not have a monopoly on finding solutions to contemporary problems

Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega celebrates Good Friday Mass during Holy Week (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Cardinal Jaime Ortega was named Archbishop of Havana in 1981 and oversaw three papal trips to Communist Cuba

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin pictured at the Vatican (AP)

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'The government wants to build thousands of new houses in the Green Belt' (PA)

I do not want to see the Green Belt turned into a concrete jungle, but restrictive planning laws and environmentally-friendly policies come at a price

Pope Francis shakes hands with the Archbishop Christophe Pierre (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Archbishop Christophe Pierre met Pope Francis at the Vatican last week

Bishop Mason, left, with Archbishop Peter Smith (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Episcopal Ordination of Fr Paul Mason will take place at the end of May