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General view of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy (PA)

Schools in the Italian capital have been evacuated as a precaution

Pope Francis greets a child in the crowd outside the church after celebrating Mass in the parish of St Mary (CNS)

The Pontiff spent more than three hours at the parish of St Mary in the Setteville area of Rome

Pope Francis baptises one of 28 babies in the Sistine Chapel (CNS)

Pope Francis baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel

A man prays during a Jubilee Mass for the homeless celebrated by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica in November (CNS)

Thermal sleeping bags were distributed to some rough sleepers

Mgr Hilarion Capucci (Piotr Zygulski/Wiki)

Monsignor Hilarion Capucci had a history of activism linked to Middle East conflicts

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope

The submission of dubia is not uncommon (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Church doctrine and canonical legislation can be complicated to navigate. Dubia seek to end confusion on all sorts of topics

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago (AP)

Cardinal Cupich’s titular church is the only one in Rome located on an island.

Pope Francis holds a baby as he visits the neonatal unit at San Giovanni Hospital in September (CNS)

The Pontiff said the Year of Mercy affirmed dignity and sacredness of human life

Bernini's Elephant and Obelisk statue in Rome, which was damaged by vandals (AP)

Bernini’s 350-year-old elephant statue has been vandalised