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The pontiff told the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square that hatred will ‘turn their hearts to stone’

Pope Francis spoke at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi

Christians are called to contemplate Christ in ‘the voice of the suffering’, the Pope said

The Pope reflected on peace during his morning homily before travelling to Assisi

Archbishop Justin Welby was speaking during a discussion on ecumenism in Assisi

The Pope will address the gathering in Assisi and lead prayers for victims of war

Francis spent much of Saturday with 106 archbishops who represent him and the Vatican in countries around the world

The liquefaction occurred on Monday, the saint’s feast day

The Church’s teaching has been consistent from the early Church to modern Popes. Last week’s events didn’t change it

The Pope was speaking at an audience for graduates of Jesuit schools and universities