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Pope Francis holds a  ball that was given to him upon his arrival at his weekly audience on August 26 (CNS)

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is on September 1

Pope Francis at prayer (CNS)

The Holy Father prayed for catechists at the tomb of St Pius in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Cologne Cathedral (CNS)

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St Peter's Basilica today (CNS)

Pope Francis has called on archbishops to be brave witnesses for the Church during Mass for Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope Francis blesses a server with holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

Pope Francis carries a candle during the Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Entering into the mystery of Easter means ‘going out in search of truth, beauty and love’, says Holy Father

Pope Francis lies prostrate before the main altar of St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

‘True martyrs of Christ do not die with fists clenched but with their hands together in prayer,’ Fr Cantalamessa says

Pope Francis presides at the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father urges clergy of Rome diocese not to ‘flirt with spiritual worldliness’

The Sistine Chapel pictured as it was being prepared for the conclave in 2013 (CNS)

The visit has been organised by the papal aide who came up with the idea of installing showers for the homeless people near St Peter’s Basilica