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Refugees sit outside St Joseph's Chaldean Catholic Church in Ankawa, Iraq (CNS)

Pope highlights plight of persecuted Christians in homily for Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

Ukrainians carry a coffin bearing the body of Olga Abdurashitiva, 27, who was killed  during Saturday's Mariupol attack

The Pope’s comments come after the reported killing of at least 30 people by rocket fire in Mariupol

Balloons are released as Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from his studio overlooking St Peter's Square at the Vatican (PA)

Coloured balloons were released by children accompanying Pope Francis on the last Sunday of January

A French soldier stands guard outside St Joseph Cathedral in Bambari, Central African Republic (CNS)

Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo Aziagbia says that the Pope ‘responded positively’ to an invitation from the country’s bishops’ conference

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope makes comments in address to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies

Francis walks past members of the Roman Rota at the start of the Vatican's judicial year (AP)

Pontiff addresses members of the Roman Rota at start of the Vatican’s judicial year

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis says worldly celebrations intoxicate ‘more than grappa on an empty stomach’

Archbishop Ganswein with Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Prefect of the papal household gives candid interview about Pope Francis and Benedict XVI

Cardinal Raymond Burke (CNS)

Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers

A Hindu priest gives a shawl to the Pope during an interfaith meeting in Sri Lanka (PA)

Francis is seen but not heard in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis arrived at a moment of rare national harmony, with genuine hopes for renewal