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Archbishop Charles Chaput amongst the bishops taking time to study the Pope's teachings (CNS)

Bishops in the US say they are taking time to understand the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family

South Korean activists shout slogans at an anti-nuclear rally (CNS)

Following North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the Vatican fears for stability in the region

Photo taken Sept. 14, 2016, shows the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Bani Zeid district of Syria's Aleppo. (PA)

Pope Francis condemns bombardment of Aleppo

The Pope decried the assault on Syria at his general audience after another night of heavy bombing in Aleppo

Pope Francis and Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz travel in one of the Volkswagen Golfs (AP)

The vehicles were used to transport the Pontiff during his visit to Poland in July

Pope Francis and Israeli President Shimon Peres pictured in Jerusalem  in 2014 (AP)

The Israeli Foreign Ministry had announced the Pope was expected to attend Friday’s funeral in Israel

Pope Francis talks President Joseph Kabila  at the Vatican (AP)

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

Pope Francis with the relatives of the terrorist atrocity in Nice (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis urged the families to resist the temptation to ‘respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence’

Thousands marched against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Guadalajara earlier this month (CNS)

Francis said he supported the protest ‘in favour of family and life’

Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating the canonisation Mass of St Teresa of Kolkata (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Medical experts will no longer be paid in cash and a two-thirds majority will be required to approve miracles

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

In a homily the Pope said people who seem perfect may actually be suffering from ‘osteoporosis of the soul’