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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican today.
Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea
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