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A bishop takes a photo of Pope Francis during the opening session of the CEI, Italian Episcopal Conference, at the Vatican on Monday
Pope Francis wears a helmet as he jokes with French firemen of Paris (Pompiers de Paris) at the end of his weekly general audience at the Vatican
Swiss Guards stand in St. Peter’s Square, prior to the start of the Easter mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Vatican,
Pope Francis celebrates a Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. During the Mass the Pontiff blesses a token amount of oil that will be used to administer the sacraments for the year
Argentinian United Nations soldiers wave to Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican
A Swiss Guard is assisted after falling during Pope Francis’ weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday
A Swiss guard helps a colleague to adjust his helmet at St Peter’s square before the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Vatican
Pope Francis prays during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday
Fog partially covers the Cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica, fronted by a statue of Jesus, prior to the arrival of Pope Francis for his weekly general audience in Italy
A bishop takes pictures of Pope Francis as he holds his weekly general audience, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican
Pope Francis exchanges caps during his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall on Wednesday at the Vatican
A group of people take selfies with Pope Francis during a meeting with the Youth Eucharistic Movement in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.
Pope Francis hugs a child as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday
Circus artists perform in front of Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican.
A man known as Marcello Di Finizio stands on the ledge of St Peter’s facade to protest against the so-called Bolkestein directive on Monday at the Vatican. The Bolkestein directive is an EU directive aimed at opening up Europe’s services sector to cross-border competition
Couples dance a tango in front of Saint Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday. At the rear edge of the square more than 2,000 people, in Rome to celebrate the 78th birthday of Pope Francis, danced in “A tango for Pope Francis” event as music blared
A picture shows the silhouette of a stat…A picture shows the silhouette of a statue at St Peter’s square as the sun rises through clouds before a general audience of pope Francis