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Pope Francis leaves at the end of the Mass for families (AP)

Francis urges parents to bless their children at the beginning and end of each day

A painting of St Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales wrote with clarity about the extraordinary power of an apparently basic gesture

As Pope Francis boarded a helicopter to meet World Youth Day volunteers in Rio, he made the sign of the Cross and then a heart to the delight of the watching crowd

Archbishop Nichols: 'With the blessings of this visit we can be more confident in our faith' (Photo: PA)

Archbishop: ‘Make the faith more visible’

Archbishop Nichols urges faithful to offer to pray for people and make the Sign of the Cross in public