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Pope Francis pictured at a Mass for members of the Roman Curia and Vatican staff  on Monday (CNS)

The Pope was speaking during one of his special jubilee general audiences on Saturday

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (AP)

The Jesuit priest has been general director of Vatican Radio since 2005

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating a Mass for the Holy Year of the Roman Curia in St. Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis celebrated a Mass marking the Jubilee of the Roman Curia and Vatican offices

Pope Francis delivers his message from his studio window yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Rome is currently hosting an international convention for the abolition of death penalty

During his in-flight interview Pope Francis said 'avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil' (CNS)

No one can be sure – and perhaps we shouldn’t read too much into them anyway

Pope Francis holds in flight press conference on his way back to Rome (PA)

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will feel even more frustrated following the Pope’s comments yesterday

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, was critical of the meeting (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Many Ukrainian Catholics feel ‘betrayed’ by the Vatican, says archbishop

Pope Francis, right, and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill meet at the Jose Marti aiport in Havana (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pope’s soft words for the Russians will please Putin, not his victims

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. A bad word from the Pope won't have harmed his cause (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The pro-immigration pope makes a perfect foil to the nativist politician

Pope Francis meets journalists aboard the plane during the flight from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to Rome, Italy (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis speaks of ‘lesser evil’ in response to question on contraception