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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

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

The Pope says people should leave the confessional ‘with happiness in their hearts and faces radiating hope’

Pope Francis leaves St Peter's Basilica after celebrating Mass on New Year's Day (CNS)

Pontiff marks the World Day of Peace at a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis celebrates the traditional Vespers and Te Deum on the last day of the year (AP)

Remember that you will be judged, says the Pope, especially on how you used your freedom and cared for the poor

Pope Francis appears for his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day (AP/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pontiff prays for children ‘abused and exploited under our eyes’ in Urbi et Orbi message

The Christmas tree and Nativity scene outside St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis says Vatican Christmas decorations carry ‘a message of light, hope and love’

Monstrance fished from Maryland reservoir is centerpiece of new adoration chapel at Baltimore shrine

Brass monstrance now placed in a chapel dedicated to vocations

Pope Francis said that the country was renowned for peaceful coexistence (CNS)

Pope Francis said that bishops must embrace the social dimension of the Gospel

Bishops arrive at St Peter's on Sunday for a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis delivered homily during Mass at St Peter’s on Sunday

Newly married couples attend a wedding ceremony witnessed by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (AP) Below: A video of the ceremony (CTV)

Marriage is a symbol of ‘real life’, Pope tells newlyweds in Rome