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Pope Francis is celebrating at Mass at Nairobi University

A churchgoer in Nairobi, Kenya, holds a copy of a newspaper showing a photograph of Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis in Africa: full schedule

Pope Francis three-country tour of Africa will begin in Kenya on November 25

Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo speaks during a news conference at the general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (CNS)

American bishops introduce statement on pornography at autumn meeting

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 25 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The synod heard the story of a couple who were cruelly separated but remained faithful

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Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope compared the efforts of athletes with Christians striving to get to heaven

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Italy next month (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Reports: Iranian leader to visit Vatican

Hassan Rouhani will visit Pope Francis next month according to a report by Reuters

Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

At his general audience, the Pope prayed for the intercession of ‘the pope of the family’, St John Paul II

Pope Francis said when he was four he used to go food shopping with his mother (Photo: AP)

The Vatican described the report on an Italian website as ‘seriously irresponsible’

US Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno has been appointed director of the Vatican Observatory (CNS)

A new book charts the historical relationship between the Church and science