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Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2016 has been published by the Vatican

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Orthodox Metropolitan Gennadios of Italy, Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop David Moxon, the archbishop of Canterbury’'s representative to the Vatican, give a blessing at the end of a prayer service at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls (CNS)

The Pope spoke at a prayer service concluding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pope Francis pictured at the Vatican last week (CNS)

A Christian is a missionary called ‘to proclaim the Gospel with words’, the Pope told the faithful in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis - not the radical he is made out to be  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francis delivered a speech which was remarkable for its continuity with St John Paul II and Benedict XVI

Pope Francis gives a gift to Rev Jens-Martin Kruse during a visit to Christuskirche, a parish of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Rome in November 2015 (CNS)

Francis will visit the city of Lund in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration to mark the anniversary of the start of the Reformation

Pope Francis with Apple CEO Tim Cook (CNS)

Francis met Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, as his message for the World Day of Social Communications was released

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis met with members of the Roman Rota on Friday

Pope Francis has advanced the causes of 10 men and women (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has advanced the cause of Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero

Pope Francis and Archbishop Cushley met on Monday (David Kerr)

The Pontifical Scots College in Rome was inspired by the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie