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Pope Francis observes the Nativity scene in 2013 (AP)

The boat ‘represents tradition’ as well as the reality of migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Pope Francis greets faithful during an audience with the homeless(AP)

Speaking to 4,000 homeless people, he asked for a pardon for all those who ‘look the other way’

Pope Francis poses for a photograph with a group of Italian soldiers at the end of his weekly general audience (AP)

The Pontiff told the faithful they should do what they can to restore prisoners integrity

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff has said that disloyalty and the desire for power prevent us from serving God

Pope Francis meets participants in a meeting promoted by RENATE (AP)

Pope Francis met with clergy and women religious who work with victims of human trafficking

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis has said justice systems should work towards giving prisoners hope for the future

Ivonne van de Kar, an anti-trafficking advocate (left) with Sister Monica Chikwe,  who works with trafficked Nigerian women (CNS)

Women religious provide great assistance to trafficking victims but rarely publicise their efforts

Pope Francis delivers his speech an audience with representatives of the popular movements at the Vatican (AP)

The Pope told charities to guard against corruption, greed and extravagance

Pope Francis celebrates  Mass for the Jubilee of inmates in St. Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis urged the inmates to never give up hope in God’s mercy

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