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The day of prayer will give the faithful an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation, says Francis

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff was speaking on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of the Japanese cities

Pope Francis meets young refugees from Syria and Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says he prays for Iraq’s refugees every day

Oprah Winfrey (Photo: PA)

Hollywood Reporter claims Winfrey and Matt Damon along with several media moguls have been invited to the Vatican

Pope Francis delivers his message during his general audience this morning (PA)

Pope Francis said today that divorced and remarried Catholics were still part of the Church

"Pope Francis walks the walk and talks the talk" says US ambassador to the Holy See [PA]

Ken Hackett said that Pope Francis will challenge Americans to live up to their ideals

Pope Francis waves to an audience of some 9,000 altar servers in St Peter's Square [CNS]

The Pope held an evening meeting yesterday with some 9,000 altar servers

Pope Francis blesses faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivered from his studio window overlooking St Peter's Square at the Vatican

The Pope made his appeal during his Angelus address on Sunday

This is the logo for the Holy Year of Mercy, which opens on December 8 [CNS]

The year-long extraordinary jubilee will include a number of individual jubilee days for specific groups of people

Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall after their wedding at St Michael's Church, Newcastle [PA]

Declan Donnelly was presented with a framed certificate from Pope Francis on Saturday