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Pope Francis catches a garment thrown by someone in the crowd during his general audience (CNS)

Christians are called to imitate the good Samaritan, Pope tells crowds in St Peter’s Square

Teenagers play cards in St Peter's Square as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate a Mass for the Youth Jubilee (AP)

The Pope said pastors do not have a monopoly on finding solutions to contemporary problems

St Peter's Square (CNS)

‘The commitment to adequate economic auditing remains a priority for the Holy See,’ a Vatican spokesman said

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, (CNS)

Cardinal Peter Turkson has called for a ‘broad and deeply felt’ debate on just war theory

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin pictured at the Vatican (AP)

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Pope Francis shakes hands with the Archbishop Christophe Pierre (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Archbishop Christophe Pierre met Pope Francis at the Vatican last week

Pope Francis meets traditional singers from Croatia during his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Francis reflected on one aspect of mercy as exemplified by Jesus

Pope Francis  with President Touadéra of the Central African Republic (AP)

Francis reflected on his visit to CAR during his meeting with President Touadéra

Pope Francis greets Syrian refugees he brought to Rome at Ciampino airport (CNS)

Francis brought three Syrian couples and their children back with him from the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis greets a new priest during the ordination Mass of 11 priests in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican  (CNS)

Pope Francis ordained 11 new priests in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday