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The Pope’s delegate had earlier asked Fra’ Matthew Festing, former Grand Master, to stay away from the ballot

Christians should always live in hope, Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience

The request was sent by the order’s leadership in an email

The 2016 report also said Malteser International’s official policy was ‘inconsistent with Church teaching’

‘No one is an island,’ the Pope told the conference via a video message

The papal visit comes shortly after suicide attacks on two churches killed dozens of people

The papal almsgiver has made a donation in the name of the Pontiff

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The Pope released a video message ahead of his visit to Egypt on Friday

Christians have a duty to forgive others, Francis told the faithful

The cardinal served the Church with ‘unique expertise’, Pope Francis said