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Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis will celebrate Mass in the Paoline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace

The Christmas Tree and nativity scene are lit up in St Peter's Square, at the Vatican during a ceremony on Friday (AP)

The spire from the St Benedict Basilica in Norcia, along with some rubble, has been placed next to the life-sized nativity scene

Pope Francis greets a new priest during an ordination Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Updated Vatican guidelines say clergy must promote care for creation

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope

A screenshot of the home page

The site includes local guidelines on preventing sexual abuse

Pope Francis touches a rosary during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 30 (CNS)

The Pope spoke about World AIDS Day at his general audience

Pope Francis has an audience with the participants of a pilgrimage of French politicians from the Rhone-Alpes region (AP)

France’s diversity should be regarded as an opportunity to build a better world, Francis said

Pope Francis talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala (AP)

A Papal visit to Ireland will see the Pontiff enter into a a complex political situation

A red rose sits on top of the Chapecoense logo outside the Arena Conda stadium (AP)

The Pontiff referenced the tragedy, that claimed the lives of 71 people, during his latest general audience