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Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held while en route to Italy (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis ‘criticises Rome’s mayor’

Comments made on plane will increase tension ahead of Year of Mercy

Francis gestures to inmates in a Philadelphia prison next to the wooden chair they made for his visit (AP)

China’s President Xi Jinping made his own visit to the US last week

Young people from Brazil pass on the World Youth Day cross to youths from Poland (CNS)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place next July in Krakow, Poland

Kraków is the host city for next year's World Youth Day (AP)

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Fr Miguel Rodriguez sets a relic on the tomb of Junipero Serra during Mass at the Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel (CNS)

The vandalising of the statue took place days after St Junipero Serra was canonised by Pope Francis in Washington

Pope Francis seen on a big screen in Benjamin Franklin Parkway during the World Festival of Families' Mass on Sunday (AP)

A picture gallery celebrating Pope Francis’s visit to the US

Pope Francis talks to journalists during the press conference (AP)

The Pontiff spoke to reporters on Sunday evening during his flight home to Rome

Pope Francis embraces a young man in a wheelchair during the World Meeting of Families. The next event will take place in Dublin (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

It is not known whether Pope Francis will attend

Pope Francis delivers a Mass at the World Meeting of Families. His next move is an album (CJ Gunther/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis to appear on prog-rock album

Wake Up! is approved by the Vatican and aims to spread a message of hope and faith and will feature

Pope Francis greets volunteers from the World Meeting of Families with Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput at Philadelphia International Airport (AP)

Pope Francis addressed Vice President Joe Biden and World Meeting of Families volunteers at Philadelphia Airport