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Cardinal Vincent Nichols opened the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral (Diocese of Westminster)

On Sunday the Archbishop of Westminster marked the beginning of the Year of Mercy

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS)

On Sunday Holy Doors were opened in cathedrals around the world to celebrate the start of the Year of Mercy

French President Francois Hollande, right, French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius, second right, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres and UN Secretary General Ban ii-moon at COP21 (AP)

An agreement to try and curb global warming was reached at the UN climate change conference on Saturday

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope has made canon law changes with the aim of making marriage annulment quicker and cheaper

Pope Francis presents a rose at an icon of Mary and the child Jesus as he begins his general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Francis says the Year will help Catholics become ‘more effective witnesses’

Pope Francis is flanked by Rome Commissioner Francesco Tronca as he looks up at a statue of the Virgin Mary before praying in front of it on Tuesday (AP)

The Pope led prayers in the Piazza di Spagna on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Pope Francis pushes open the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Benedict XVI was in attendance when Francis opened the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis celebrating Mass ahead of the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis is opening the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the start of the Jubilee year

Pope Francis celebrates Mass ahead of the opening of the Holy Door (AP)

The Pope is opening the Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican on Tuesday

Pope Francis with Benedict XVI (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica will be opened on Tuesday morning