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People pray during Mass in Qingdao, China (CNS)

Fr Dong Guanhua offered to ordain others without the Pope’s mandate

Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis speaks at an October 10 news conference (CNS)

Archbishop John Myers has reached the retirement age of 75

Ivonne van de Kar, an anti-trafficking advocate (left) with Sister Monica Chikwe,  who works with trafficked Nigerian women (CNS)

Women religious provide great assistance to trafficking victims but rarely publicise their efforts

Pope Francis delivers his speech an audience with representatives of the popular movements at the Vatican (AP)

The Pope told charities to guard against corruption, greed and extravagance

Pope Francis celebrates  Mass for the Jubilee of inmates in St. Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis urged the inmates to never give up hope in God’s mercy

The German national football team (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The world champions will have a private audience during a ‘team building’ drive in Rome

Cardinal Joseph Zen in St Peter's Square (AP)

Cardinal Zen said the Vatican’s plan would be a ‘surrender’

Pope Francis meets with a representative of the Buddhist religion at an interreligious meeting in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis said religions were called to bear ‘the merciful love of God to a wounded and needy humanity’

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass on the occasion of All Souls' Day at the Prima Porta cemetery in Rome (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The feast of All Souls is a reminder of that hope, Francis says during cemetery visit

Italian Cardinal-designate Mario Zenari is pictured (CNS photo/Massimiliano Migliorato, Catholic Press Photo)

Mario Zenari has served as the Pope’s representative in war-torn Syria since 2008