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Pope Francis will commemorate the birth of St John Bosco (CNS)

Papal visit will also mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Sanctions went into effect following repeated, but ‘unfortunately unfruitful ultimatums’

Pope Francis addresses his general audience (CNS)

The Pope told those at his general audience that a jealous heart is like acid

Islamic State fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (CNS)

Pope Francis says situation of Christians in Middle East is ‘very close to my heart’

Pope Francis has never travelled to the US before (Photo: CNS)

Pope says giving the Lord praise ‘brings us joy, to be happy before the Lord’

Pope Francis with Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

During morning homily Pope says Jesus ‘did things the scholars of the law did not like’

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St Peter's Square today (CNS)

Pope Francis recalls his first Communion

Pope gives in to ‘temptation’ and tells personal story at general audience

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

More experts also expected to be added to papal commission

Pope Francis appealed to the faithful to listen to their guardian angels (CNS)

Guardian angels are not the stuff of fantasy, the Pope said

People gather at the site of an October 2 car bomb attack that killed 11 people in Baghdad (CNS)

The Pope has convened a Vatican summit on the Middle East