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Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II  (CNS)

Pontiff convokes consistory of cardinals to approve canonisation dates

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican in May (CNS)

Encyclical bears the clear influence of Benedict XVI

Francis said the encyclical was 'written with four hands': his and Benedict XVI's (AP)

The Pontiff reflects on the importance of faith in the 21st century

Pope Francis (AP)

Pontiff marks Year of Faith with major teaching document

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Lumen Fidei appears just four months after the Pontiff’s election

A World Youth Day design at a Corpus Christi celebration in Brasilia in May (AP)

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Pope Francis (Photo: PA)

We are saved by Jesus and no one can take away this ‘identity card’, says Pope at Mass

Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago, second from right, accompanied by Chilean church leaders (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Ezzati claims Pope Francis plans to tour South America after trips to Africa and Asia in 2014

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Pope Francis delivers homily at Mass marking Feast of St Thomas the Apostle

John Paul II meets the nephew and nieces of John XXIII in 2000 (AP)

Two popes may be canonised at the same ceremony in the autumn