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Pope Francis waves to an audience of some 9,000 altar servers in St Peter's Square [CNS]

The Pope held an evening meeting yesterday with some 9,000 altar servers

Pope Francis blesses faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivered from his studio window overlooking St Peter's Square at the Vatican

The Pope made his appeal during his Angelus address on Sunday

This is the logo for the Holy Year of Mercy, which opens on December 8 [CNS]

The year-long extraordinary jubilee will include a number of individual jubilee days for specific groups of people

Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall after their wedding at St Michael's Church, Newcastle [PA]

Declan Donnelly was presented with a framed certificate from Pope Francis on Saturday

Pope Benedict has quietly spoken (PA)

The ‘silent’ Pope Benedict has ways of being heard; and he is still being listened to

Nuns wave the Armenian flag during Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Patriarch Gregoire Pierre was elected by his fellow Armenian bishops last week

Pope Francis using the iPad to sign up for world Youth Day (PA)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Krakow next July

US Cardinal William Baum died on July 23 (CNS)

Cardinal William Baum was archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980 and was a cardinal for 39 years

Pope Francis has got to wait two months until his visit to the USA  [PA]

According to a new Gallup poll only 59 per cent of people currently have a positive opinion of the Pope

The Pope hugs a Pentecostal pastor at a meting with Evangelical leaders in May [AP]

The Pope’s great Evangelical gamble

Can Francis overcome decades of antagonism between Catholics and Evangelicals?