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Pope Francis made his traditional visit to the statue of Mary by the Spanish Steps in the centre of Rome

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The Pope said that in a synodal Church there was ‘a movement from high to low’

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope

During a morning Mass homily, the Pope prayed for the grace ‘to await Christmas sincerely recognising our wounds and sins’

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‘First and foremost the apostolic exhortation recalls the mercy and compassion of God,’ the patriarch wrote

Pope Francis also lamented ‘brain drain’ caused by bright students leaving poor countries