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Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope met Patriarch Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church at the Vatican on Monday

Pope Francis calls for a concerted response to Europe's migrant crisis at the Vatican yesterday (AP)

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An Argentina football shirt is tossed in the air as Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

At his general audience Francis continued his series of talks dedicated to divine mercy

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych (CNS)

Archbishop Shevchuk had expressed the disappointment at the joint declaration signed by Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch

Pope Francis with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi during an in-flight press conference in 2014 (CNS)

Papal in-flight press conferences are counter-productive and unnecessary

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier (CNS)

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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