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At the end of his weekly general audience, the Pope referred to a string of attacks to hit ‘beloved Syria’

The criticism was made at the the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

Pope Francis sent a message to the summit urging participants to ‘contribute in a real way to alleviate the sufferings of millions’

Pope Francis held a private audience with the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim centre

A telegram was sent on the Pope’s behalf to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

Francis was speaking to the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte accused some bishops of violating their vow of celibacy

The Pope will receive the highest authority in Sunni Islam at the Vatican on Monday

The meeting near Krakow on July 31 has been a security headache for authorities