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Pope Francis leaves after celebrating a Mass for the Holy Year of the Roman Curia in St. Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis celebrated a Mass marking the Jubilee of the Roman Curia and Vatican offices

Pontifical North American College seminarians celebrate after winning the Clericus Cup in Rome in 2013 (CNS)

The Clericus Cup competition began on Saturday

It was reported that the priest celebrating the Mass knew that they were Lutheran (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Finland has reiterated that the Church has not changed its teachings

Pope Francis greets family members presenting the offertory gifts as he celebrates Mass marking the feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

On the Feast of the Epiphany, Pope Francis said that the thirst for God is present in everyone

A light show illuminates the facade and dome of St Peter's Basilica  on Tuesday (CNS)

Projections of animals and nature were projected onto St Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday night

Pope Francis pushes open the Holy Doors at Bangui cathedral (Photo: AP)

The Holy Doors will open a week on Sunday

The Christmas tree is positioned in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

An 82ft Bavarian fir tree is already in place ready to mark the beginning of the Holy Year

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray (AP)

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray fell while greeting Pope Francis at the end of Mass on Sunday

Pope Francis prays during the opening Mass of the family synod (AP)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Synod fathers attend the opening Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Holy Father formally opens the family synod with Mass in St Peter’s Basilica