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US President Barack Obama arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for a meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City, Vatican. This is Mr Obama’s first audience with Pope Francis, and it is the second time he has been received at the Vatican, after an audience with Pope Benedict XVI on July 10 2009. He is the ninth US president to make an official visit to the Vatican. The first, Woodrow Wilson, was received by Pope Benedict XV after the end of World War I.
Pilgrims cheer Pope Francis as he greets the crowd during his general audience at St Peter’s square on Wednesday at the Vatican.
Paola Ciabattini holds up her 19-month-old son Daniele De Sanctis, dressed as a pope, during Pope Francis’s weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Francis kissed the child as the new must-have Carnival costume made its debut at the Pope’s general audience on Wednesday.
Pope Francis meets bishops at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican
Pope Francis blesses and waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly open-air general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Read more
Pope Francis waves to the crowd after leading the weekly audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican Read more
Pope Francis delivers a speech during a gathering with Argentine youths at the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. Read more