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Pope Francis greets Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, during the meeting with nuncios (CNS)

Francis spent much of Saturday with 106 archbishops who represent him and the Vatican in countries around the world

A Vatican policeman helps a young girl who strayed into a restricted area during one of the Pope's general audiences (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass to mark the the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme

Sally Axworthy

Sally Axworthy replaces Nigel Baker as ambassador

Archbishop Anthony Apuron (AP)

Archbishop Anthony Apuron has refused to resign amid accusations of abuse

Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for the weekly general audience in St.Peter's Square  (AP)

The Pontiff told his general audience that Church leaders should act like Jesus and be among the poor

Blessed Władysław Bukowiński

Cardinal Angelo Amato said Blessed Wladyslaw Bukowinski ‘showed how faith can bring down walls’

Fr Jacques Hamel

Pope Francis was speaking at a Mass in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel

Irish abuse survivior Marie Collins,who is a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, with  Cardinal Sean O'Malley (CNS)

Papal commission steps up work to educate Church about abuse

Pope Francis greets Giuseppe Chiolo, 16, in St Peter's Square during a Year of Mercy general audience at the Vatican (CNS)

Giuseppe Chiolo, who is being treated at an oncology ward in a Florence hospital, wrote to the Pope with a request to meet him

Burnt out cars are seen outside a government building, following an election protest in Libreville, Gabon (AP)

Pope prays for victims of Gabon violence

The Pope called on Catholics in the African country to be ‘builders of peace’