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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople speaking ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council (CNS)

The leaders said they hoped the Pan-Orthodox Council would become a regular event, taking place ‘every seven to 10 years’

Patriarchs attend the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete (CNS)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis spent more than an hour responding to questions during an afternoon visit to Rome’s Villa Nazareth

Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi casting her vote (PA)

Virginia Raggi, a member of the protest Five Star Movement, has been elected mayor of Italy’s capital

Cardinal Braz de Aviz speaks with Sister Sharon Holland at a Vatican press conference in 2014 (CNS)

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz said that the Vatican has begun asking more than a dozen orders to send their superiors to Rome to discuss concerns

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a visit to the WFP (AP)

The Pontiff delivered a speech to the executive board of the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome

Pope Francis talks during a meditation on mercy at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, in Rome (AP)

Francis was speaking to the national directors of the pontifical mission societies at a meeting in Rome

Pope Francis greets the crowd during a general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Following a request from the Pope, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is organising a two-day workshop that will take place in November

Pope Francis delivers a talk during a retreat for priests at the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome June 2. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Pope Francis led thousands of men on a spiritual retreat in Rome

Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski of Poland, founder of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, is depicted in an undated painting (CNS)

Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski will be canonised in Rome on June 5