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Pope Francis delivers his speech in St Peter's Square at his weekly general audience (Photo: PA)

I am just like each of you, says Pontiff at general audience

As Pope Francis's chair sits empty, Monsignor Rino Fisichella reads a message from the Pontiff before Saturday's concert  (Photo: PA)

It seems the outpouring of love for the Pope has been feigned in some quarters and his detractors have leapt on a chance to criticise him

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff makes plea during morning Mass homily

Pope Francis attends a meeting with Jewish leaders yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis: A Christian caanot be anti-Semite (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Francis pays tribute to ‘greater understanding’ of post-Vatican II era

Pope Francis has hailed the example of St John the Baptist (AP)

Pope urges Church to imitate courageous witness of St John the Baptist

Pope Francis (AP)

The best candidates are ‘pastors who are close to their people’, Pontiff says

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

Better to seek divine treasures such as goodness and love that are stored in heaven, says Pope

François Hollande visits an area in south-west France affected by the flooding (AP)

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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Christians are able to address God directly as ‘Father’, says Pontiff