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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

Pope Francis embraces Cheryl Tobin, who has stage IV cancer, during his general audience at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Cheryl Tobin, who has stage 4 cancer, said she was ‘overwhelmed with emotion’

A design of the mosque created in 2008 (AP Photo/KSP Engel und Zimmermann Architekten)

The mosque, if completed, will be bigger than its rival in Morocco – which may be part of the point

Pope Francis holds a candle during the Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis offers Easter message of hope after a bleak week in Europe

Pope Francis lies prostrate during the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (AP)

‘No matter how far the hate of human beings can go, the love of God always has been, and will be, greater,’ says papal preacher

A clergyman hears confession from Pope Francis during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Rector at basilica says he has also seen a rise in non-Catholics wanting to go to Confession

Pope Francis hears a confession in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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Pope Francis washes the foot of a young offender during last year's Holy Thursday Mass at Rome's Casal del Marmo prison (CNS)

The programme includes a penitential celebration and a consistory for several causes of canonisation

Pope Francis hears a Confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Priests will hear Confession at churches in England and Wales on March 4 and 5 as part of the Pope’s ’24 hours for the Lord’ initiative

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Tighe at St Peter's Basilica
(Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Speaking at the end of Mass, Bishop Paul Tighe said he had been ‘called to service’ by his faith