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Pope Francis speaks via video message as Hanan al-Hroub receives the award (PA)

The Pope said that playing games teaches us to socialise and find joy

People stand by the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Murat Gul, 20, a security agent killed in Sunday's explosion  (AP)

Pope Francis assured the Turkish people of his closeness after the suicide bombing in Ankara on Sunday

Pope Francis is cheered by faithful as he arrives in St Peter's Square  (AP)

Pope Francis addressed thousands in St Peter’s Square on Saturday

Pope Francis arriving at St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis also tweeted ‘Pray for me’ to mark the anniversary on Sunday

Visitors look over displays of photographs of concentration camp prisoners outside the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum in Oswiecim, Poland (CNS)

The Pope will also chair World Youth Day during his five-day visit to Poland

Pope Francis poses with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry,  at the Vatican in 2014 (AP)

Sunday marked three years since Francis was elected pope

Pope Francis condemns the terrorist attacks in Istanbul (AP)

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Bishop Peter Brignall (Photo: Mazur/

The Bishop of Wrexham says it allows the sick and less mobile to experience God’s mercy

Pilgrims in St Peter's Square in Rome during  the 2014 canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII (PA)

Regulations seek to make the process more transparent

Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit to the cathedral in Mexico City (AP)

The archdiocesan publication asked whether the Pope had been properly briefed on Mexican matters prior to his visit