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Pope Francis tripped on a step and fell at the start of an outdoor Mass in Krakow, Poland, as he was blessing the altar on Thursday.
The 79-year-old was quickly helped up by aides and did not appear to be hurt. He then continued the Mass and read his homily as normal.
The Pope suffers from sciatica, a medical condition in which pain sometimes shoots down the leg from the lower back, which may have been a factor in the fall.
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A Syrian refugee taken to Rome by the Pope and offered the chance to start a new life with her family in Italy has said she is "overwhelmed" by the Pontiff's kindness.
Nour Essa also said she was still in shock after the "surprise" of herself, her husband and their two-year-old son being chosen by drawing lots as one of three families to accompany the Pope home.
The family, who have been taken into the care of Rome's Sant'Egidio charity, only found out they had been picked the night before Pope Francis' visit to meet refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos.
The night before the visiting of the pope, Sant'Egidio came to our camp and made interviews with us, so we know (knew) that we were chosen at nine o'clock in the evening. And they told us that 'you must be ready the day after, you must be ready tomorrow because your plane is tomorrow', so it was like a surprise.
Three Syrian refugee families arrived in Rome this evening after Pope Francis brought them home with him following a tour of the Greek island of Lesbos.
The 12 refugees - including six children - smiled broadly as they were pictured getting out of cars at the Sant'Egidio Community centre after being randomly being selected after drawing lots to start a new life in Italy.
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Pope Francis has taken 12 refugees from Syria - including six children - with him on his plane back to Rome, according to the Vatican.
In a statement, the Vatican said the pontiff "desired to make a gesture of welcome" regarding refugees.
Three families of refugees, reportedly selected from lots drawn, boarded the Pope's plane as it left the Greek island of Lesbos, the statement said.
All of the refugees were Muslim - two families from Damascus and one from ISIS-controlled Deir Azzor - and will be looked after by the Sant'Egidio Christian community once they arrive in Rome.
Pope Francis left the Greek island of Lesbos after his five hour tour - which including meeting refugees and laying wreaths in memory of migrants who have drowned.