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Pope Francis discussed the suffering of children at today’s general audience

‘By his death and Resurrection, Jesus shows everyone the way to life and happiness’, says Holy Father

An estimated 70,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Mass at the start of Holy Week

Pope tells persecuted Christians that they have not been forgotten

New facilities off St Peter’s Square are a way to ‘give people their dignity’, says papal almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski

Coloured balloons were released by children accompanying Pope Francis on the last Sunday of January

Archery may be held in Vatican if Rome wins 2024 Olympics bid

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Smith met Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square last year

Papal almoner says showers will be put into public loos in St Peter’s Square