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Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople (CNS)

‘First and foremost the apostolic exhortation recalls the mercy and compassion of God,’ the patriarch wrote

Pope Francis talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Ireland must avoid repeating the mistakes of St John Paul II’s visit in 1979

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala during a private audience yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kennedy said the Pope will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis speaks at a conference organised by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

The Pope addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences during a seminar on drug abuse prevention

Members of the Cuban community dance in the street as they react to the death of Fidel Castro  (AP)

At Mass, priests prayed for ‘an end to communism, especially in Cuba and Venezuela’

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope also extended his decree that allows SSPX priests to hear valid confessions

Bishop Kevin Farrell (CNS)

Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell says pastoral guidelines for implementing Pope Francis’s exhortation should have been discussed at the US bishops’ autumn conference

Pope Francis talks with Cuban President Raul Castro (CNS)

The prisoners were selected according to the nature of their crimes and their behaviour while in prison

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s statement to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops on the fifth Encuentro, a period of reflection and focus on Latino Catholics