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Franciscan wait for the arrival of Pope Francis before his general audience at St Peter's square on October 8, 2014 at the Vatican.

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Franciscan monks wait for the arrival of Pope Francis before his general audience at St Peter’s Square on Wednesday at the Vatican

Swiss guards stand in the Clementine Hall before a private audience of Malta's President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca with Pope Francis on September 29, 2014 at the Vatican.

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Swiss guards in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall before a private meeting between Pope Francis and Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, president of Malta, on Monday.

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly gene...Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 3, 2014.

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican...Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican today.

New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard march during the swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican  May 6, 2014. The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506, consist of 100 volunteers who must be of Swiss nationality, Catholic, single, at least 174 cm (5.7 ft) tall and without a beard. New recruits are sworn in every year on May 6 to commemorate the day where 147 Swiss soldiers died defending the Pope during an attack on Rome in 1527.

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New recruits of the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard attend a swearing in ceremony at the Vatican. The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506, consists of 100 volunteers who must be of Swiss nationality, Catholic, single, at least 174cm (5.7ft) tall and without a beard

Bishops wait for a mass to start ahead of the canonisation ceremony of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican

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Bishops wait for a mass to start ahead of the canonisation ceremony of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican

Nuns stand at St. Peter's square at the ...Nuns stand at St. Peter's square at the Vatican at the end of the Pope's weekly general audience on April 2, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

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Nuns seem happy and animated at the end of the Pope’s weekly audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican on Wednesday Read more

Pope Francis and President Barack Obama smile as they exchange gifts, at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014. President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama's administration and the church remain deeply split on issues of abortion and contraception. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys,

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Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts at the Vatican on Thursday. It is their first meeting.

Pilgrims cheer Pope Francis as he greets the crowd during his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

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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 up as a pope, during Pope Francis' weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Francis kissed the child as the new must-have Carnival costume made its debut at the pope's general audience Wednesday. Daniele, who was crying, was hoisted up to Francis as he drove by in his open-topped jeep. During Carnival in Italy, children often go to school and spend their weekends dressed up in pirate, princess   and now pope   costumes. Carnival, also known as mardi gras, marks the period before the church's solemn Lenten season begins. Ciabattini said she dressed her son as a pope in a demonstration of affection towards Pope Francis.

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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.