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Pope Francis (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Pope Francis discussed migration, terrorism and mercy during his annual address to diplomats

David Bowie, who has died following an 18-month battle with cancer (AP)

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi tweeted lyrics from one of the rock legend’s biggest hits

Members of the public queuing to enter Canterbury Cathedral (PA)

The crozier of St Pope Gregory the Great will be at Canterbury Cathedral this weekend

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis was speaking after reciting the Angelus on the first Sunday of the New Year

Tourists take a photograph in St Peter's Square (AP)

The Prefecture of the Papal Household said that 3.2 million pilgrims visited this year compared with 5.9 million the year before

Pope Francis waves to the crowds in St Peter's Square (AP)

Pope Francis delivered his Urbi et Orbi message from St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Christmas Eve (CNS)

The Pontiff has celebrated the traditional Midnight Mass at St Peter’s Basilica

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (AP)

President Rouhani will travel to Rome after a previously scheduled visit was cancelled after Paris attacks

Pope Francis greets a baby during the audience to exchange Christmas greetings with Vatican employees in Paul VI hall (CNS)

Francis offered pre-Christmas greetings to Vatican workers and their family members at the Paul VI hall

Pope Francis speaks during the traditional greeting to the Roman Curia in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican (CNS)

The Pope gave his annual talk to the Curia on Monday