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Pope Francis greets bishops during his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

But God will always turn the gravest of sins ‘white as snow’, Francis says at his general audience

Pope Francis has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced in October

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor at the Oscars on Sunday (AP)

At a conference on environmental issues, Sister Aloha Vergara urged Catholics to ‘be like Leonardo DiCaprio’

Pope Francis visits the San Carlo Community, a Catholic-run drug rehabilitation centre in the outskirts of Rome (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

Francis made a surprise appearance at the San Carlo Community in Rome

Pope Francis washes the foot of a young offender during last year's Holy Thursday Mass at Rome's Casal del Marmo prison (CNS)

The programme includes a penitential celebration and a consistory for several causes of canonisation

Pope Francis hears a Confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Priests will hear Confession at churches in England and Wales on March 4 and 5 as part of the Pope’s ’24 hours for the Lord’ initiative

An anti-euthanasia demonstrator in London

Canada’s euthanasia law is telling some Canadians that their lives are not worth living

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope met Patriarch Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church at the Vatican on Monday

Pope Francis calls for a concerted response to Europe's migrant crisis at the Vatican yesterday (AP)

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An Argentina football shirt is tossed in the air as Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

At his general audience Francis continued his series of talks dedicated to divine mercy