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Pope Francis said 99 per cent of people at the Vatican did not believe the Shimon-Abbas prayer meeting would happen (Photo: CNS)

The Pope also defended his lack of security, saying ‘at my age I don’t have much to lose’

Brazilian Neymar celebrates after scoring against Panama this month (AP)

Pontiff marks start of tournament in Brazil with message to ‘football lovers’

'The pill seems to be the medically miraculous answer to the fear of an unwanted baby' (PA)

And this confusion is rooted in the arrival of the Pill in the early 1960s

Pope Francis (AP)

The rich and famous are lavishing praise on the Pope. Here’s a guide to his most surprising supporters

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope also denounces those responsible for human trafficking and slave labour

Vincent Nichols invited the two men to pray for peace

The two men came to Archbishop’s House following Pope Francis’s trip to the Holy Land

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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Pope Francis looks on as Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas embrace at the Vatican in June (AP)

Israeli and Palestinian presidents embrace in Vatican Gardens during historic ‘invocation for peace’

William Ness, 12th Yorkshire Parachute Battalion, pictured during a commemorative ceremony at Memorial Pegasus near Ouistreham, France (Photo: PA)

In message to French bishops Pope remembers soldiers who fought Nazism

A three years female puppy, is groomed at a pet hotel in Seoul, South Korea

There are baby elephants fed on powdered milk near Nairobi while down the road human babies never see powdered milk from one year’s end to the next