Pope Francis gives his blessing to a baby at the Vatican, as the leader of the world's Catholics prepares to celebrate his first anniversary next month.

The youngster was dressed in similar garments to the Pope and the meeting took place as he prepared to lead his weekly general audience.

He later called for end to the violence in Venezuela that has left at least 13 people dead and urged politicians to take the lead in calming the nation's worst unrest in a decade.

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