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A young girl smiles as she embraces Pope Francis during an audience for families participating in the pastoral conference of the Diocese of Rome in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Francis spoke to a group of parents at the annual pastoral conference of the Diocese of Rome

Pope Francis gives a blessing to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday

Pope Francis (CNS)

Italian magazine L’Espresso has published a leaked version of the pontiff’s encyclical on the environment

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s encyclical will surely focus on our duties of stewardship towards Creation

A scene from the trailer

A climate group has released an unofficial trailer ahead of the Pope’s encyclical on the environment

Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche of St Paul and Minneapolis

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St Paul in Minnesota is to leave his post

Franciscan Father Michael Perry (CNS)

Pope Francis will release his encyclical on the environment on Thursday

Pope Francis holds a dove before his weekly audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The environment encyclical Laudato Si will be published on Thursday

Pope Francis and Cardinal Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

The new Vatican tribunal is welcome news indeed

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Kosevo stadium in Sarajevo (CNS)

Francis’s great political journey

The Pope’s travels have so far been both pastoral and pious