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Pope Francis addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York (AP)

Pontiff urges world leaders to rise to grave challenges of the 21st century

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York (AP)

The Pope gave a powerful, wide-ranging talk

A Vatican flag (CNS)

The Vatican flag will be raised at UN headquarters in New York City on Friday

Young people wave a Vatican flag (AP)

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The US flag flies in front of a mural of Pope Francis in New York City (CNS)

Catholicism’s American revolution

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From annulments to pro-life activism the American Church is blazing a trail for the rest of the Catholic world

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope said he had “high hopes” for the trip

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis’s 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate, Fr Federico Lombardi has said

Pope Francis meets Russian president Vladimir Putin in June (AP)

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Pope Francis addresses a workshop on climate change and human trafficking attended by mayors from around the world in the synod hall at the Vatican [CNS]

Pope Francis urged city mayors to make concrete changes by pressuring leaders above them

Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo with Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Sanchez backs collaboration on any project that does not contradict Church doctrine