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Pope Francis venerates what are believed to be the relics of St Peter (Photo: CNS)

After the Mass Pope Francis handed out copies of his first apostolic exhortation

The relics of St Peter on the altar in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

Every day we witness the fruits of St Peter’s extraordinary labour

Pope Francis holds the relics of St Peter (AP)

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Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Mark Davies’ appeal comes as The Year of Faith draws to a close

Bishop Egan, centre (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Egan hopes communal act the Sacred Heart will strengthen Christian identity

Pope Francis prays in Clementine Chapel, the place closest to the tomb of Peter (Photo: CNS)

The relics will be venerated to mark the end of the Year of Faith

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis and the statue of Our Lady of Fatima (Photo: PA)

Ceremony held in front of 100,000 pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop hopes pilgrimage will show ‘extraordinary ordinariness of Catholic family life’

Archbishop Longley preaching at the Blessed Dominic shrine Church of St Anne    and Blessed Dominic, in Lancashire

Archbishop Bernard Longley has a strong devotion to the Italian priest who received Blessed John Henry Newman into the Church