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Pope Francis delivers his blessing from the window of his studio overlooking St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

For the first time in 60 years, the public recited the Assumption day Angelus prayer with a Pope at the Vatican

Francis's enyclical is a big hit

The Catholic Truth Society has seen a rapid rise in sales of Pope Francis’ document this summer

Pope Francis greets priests at the Paul VI hall in March (AP)

Pope sends message of support to Federation of Priestly Emergency Services

Children paddle in water in Navotas City, Philippines. The developing world bears the brunt of climate change (CNS photo/Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA)

Thousands have signed a petition calling on governments to act on Francis’s encyclical

'So, Father,' the Argentine asked, 'how do you feel about my former boss?' Managing a smile, Fr Lombardi replied, Confused.' (Photo: CNS)

This Pope doesn’t ‘do’ doctrine. His particular vocation as Supreme Pontiff may not be established for many years

Pope Francis holds a cake he received from a newly married couple during his weekly audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican today (CNS)

In his general audience, Francis continued his series of talks about the family in anticipation of September’s celebration of the World Meeting of Families

Afghan children are seen in late May at a temporary shelter in an internally displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Balkh province, Afghanistan (CNS)

Pope Francis has chosen ‘Overcome indifference and win peace’ as the theme for the Church’s celebration on January 1

People hold a banner reading ' Climate action Now ' in St. Peter's this summer  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

We have plenty of feasts suitable for reflecting on Creation. Why September 1?

The lectern that President Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address (CNS)

During the papal visit to the US, Francis will visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis poses for a selfie in the Paul VI hall in the Vatican last week (CNS)

The Holy Father discussed his encyclical on the environment during the interview with an Argentine radio station