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Pope Francis urged Franciscan friars to hold true to their charism of fraternity, humility and poverty (CNS)

Pope Francis held an audience with Fransican leaders yesterday

A Harlem Globetrotter gives the Pope a lesson in ball-spinning in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Coaches must be models of integrity for youngsters at a ‘delicate stage’ in their life, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis delivers his speech for The Peace Factory (PA)

Pope Francis was taking part in The Peace Factory initiative in the Paul VI hall

The Bernardinis on the cover of Romeo Panciroli's book Una Coppia Exemplar

Eight of the Bernardinis’ children joined religious life

Pope Francis blesses the sculpture 'Jesus the Homeless' at a general audience (Photo: CNS)

Concert-goers will watch an opera based on Dante’s Divine Comedy

Mgr Paul Tighe (Photo: CNS)

The Pope sets up five- person committee to modernise communications and cut costs

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses climate change summit (CNS)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a Vatican-sponsored workshop on environmental issues

The Shroud of Turin on public display (CNS)

The Shroud of Turin has been put on display to the public until June 24

Pope Francis talks to Cardinal Seán O'Malley as they arrive for a meeting at the Vatican in February (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Advisers put episcopal accountability ‘on the table’ during latest meeting with Francis

Pope Francis lies prostrate before the main altar of St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

‘True martyrs of Christ do not die with fists clenched but with their hands together in prayer,’ Fr Cantalamessa says