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Barack Obama waves to supporters at his election night party (Photo: PA)

Pontiff congratulates US president on his re-election in a telegram that has not fully been made public

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd after leading the Angelus prayer on the Feast of All Saints (Photo: CNS)

The Pope has urged Catholics to deepen their belief in eternal life on the Feast of All Saints.

Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI urges faithful to become more familiar with the Nicene Creed

A 'Gala Berlin' carriage, made around 1825 during the pontificate of Pope Leo XII (Photo: CNS)

Exhibition includes the jeep Blessed Pope John Paul II was travelling in when he was shot and an immense horse-drawn carriage made in 1826

Paolo Gabriele, right, pictured during the trial (Photo: CNS)

Documents focused on vast range of topics including the Masons, yoga and the Vatican bank

The US Consulate in Benghazi is engulfed in flames (Photo: CNS)

Vatican spokesman deplores violence as well as disrespect for religious beliefs

Mgr Scicluna pictured at a penitential vigil in Rome (CNS photo)

Mgr Scicluna says without counting Africa a majority of conferences have complied with Vatican instruction

Cardinal Bertone greets Pope Benedict XVI at a concert in the Pope's honour (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI reiterates ‘personal confidence’ in Vatican Secretary of State in a letter

Pope Benedict XVI presents a pallium to Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore (Photo: CNS)

Ceremony began with ‘Tu es Petrus’ sung by Sistine Chapel and Westminster Abbey choirs

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education

Cardinal says ‘the strongest candidates grow in hostile environments’