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Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Christ Child as he celebrates Mass in St Peter's on New Year's Day (AP)

Say ‘no’ to hatred and violence and ‘yes’ to fraternity and reconciliation, urges Pontiff

Pope Francis kneels as he celebrates Midnight Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Christians must avoid being ‘concerned for gifts but cold toward those who are marginalised’

New Cardinal Ernest Simoni, who survived imprisonment in Albania, is greeted by other cardinals (AP)

Holy Father creates 17 new cardinals from 11 nations

Pope Francis: 'These little brothers of ours ... are exposed to so many dangers' (AP)

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Pilgrims walk through the Holy Door at St Peter's (AP)

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The crucifix is one of the few items that was present in the original St Peter's Basilica. (CNS)

The crucifix dating back to the 1300s will be shown to the public for the first time after fifteen months of restoration work

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope urged the Church to welcome migrants at his general audience yesterday

Rita Ora (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

The singer will help celebrate the Blessed’s Albanian heritage in a concert at St Peter’s Basilica

A Missionary of Charity reads a prayer in preparation for Mother Teresa's canonisation, beside her tomb in Calcutta (AP)

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Pope Francis leaves in procession after celebrating Mass with new archbishops from around the world in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Pope Francis addressed bishops at a feast day Mass at St Peter’s Basilica