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Cardinal Roberto Tucci, left, speaks at a 2011 Vatican press conference alongside Jesuit Fr Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Cardinal Roberto Tucci died at the age of 93

Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday with his brother Mgr Georg Ratzinger, right, and fellow Bavarians (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pontiff offers morning Mass for the Pope Emeritus

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St Peter's Square today (PA)

Pope Francis made the appeal during his general audience today

Pope Francis greets Michael Haines (PA)

Mike Haines met Pope Francis at his general audience this week

Jesuit Fr Alexis Prem Kumar, who was released last month (CNS)

Indian Jesuit abducted in Afghanistan last year says the voice of Pope Francis was consoling

Chiara Lubich, the 88-year-old founder of the Focolare movement (CNS)

Chiara Lubich died in March 2008

Children at Regina Mundi Catholic church in Soweto. The Church continues to grow in Africa (CNS)

Study reports that there were 1.23 billion faithful worldwide at the end of 2012

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (CNS)

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo announced a week of prayers for ‘reconciliation, justice and peace’

The Pope said we should bear with one another through love (CNS)

Pope Francis addressed an ecumenical group of pilgrims on Friday

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope says giving the Lord praise ‘brings us joy, to be happy before the Lord’