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Pope Francis meets George Clooney and his wife Amal at the Vatican meeting (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

During the event, Pope Francis said he has never considered following Benedict XVI into retirement

Pope Francis leads Benediction outside the Basilica of St Mary Major on the feast of Corpus Christi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Parents ‘break their hearts to let their children grow’, Francis said at a celebration of Corpus Christi

Ahmed el-Tayeb exchanges gifts with Pope Francis (AP)

Anti-Christian prejudice among Muslims is a very bad advertisement for their faith

Archbishop Victor Fernandez with Fr Antonio Spadaro, editor of La Civilta Cattolica, at last year's synod (CNS)

Controversial passages of the exhortation follow previous writings by Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández

Bernie Sanders arrives on a hotel terrace near the Vatican (PA)

A celebration of the encyclical Centesimus Annus turned the worker into a subject of state policy rather than an economic agent

Pope Francis  in St Peter's Square (CNS)

At the end of his weekly general audience, the Pope referred to a string of attacks to hit ‘beloved Syria’

Displaced Sri Lankan flood victims eat their meals at a shelter in Colombo (CNS)

The criticism was made at the the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (PA)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (AP)

Pope Francis sent a message to the summit urging participants to ‘contribute in a real way to alleviate the sufferings of millions’

Ahmed el-Tayeb exchanges gifts with Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis held a private audience with the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim centre