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Pope Francis venerates what are believed to be the relics of St Peter (Photo: CNS)

After the Mass Pope Francis handed out copies of his first apostolic exhortation

Pope Francis prays in St Peter's (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis adores Blessed Sacrament while visiting Camaldolese nuns in Rome

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis says Mary is ‘not a postmaster of the post office sending messages every day’

Millions are in need following Typhoon Haiyan (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Almost 10 million people in need of aid

Archbishop Mario Zenari  (AP)

No casualties reported after apostolic nunciature in Damascus hit by rocket on Tuesday morning

A nun runs in the relay race on the road leading to St Peter's Square (CNS)

Seminarians, Olympians and children take part in relay organised by Pontifical Council for Culture

Pope Francis called for prayer for the perecuted church  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Holy Father says we should treat suffering Christians abroad as members of our own family

Mgr Dario Edoardo Vigano (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Dario Vigan√≤ claims Francis told him it was a ‘good thing’ the media didn’t report on all his calls

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

Francis says in his homily that people who criticise others lack ‘the courage to look at their own defects’

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will also venerate the icon of Our Lady of Bonaria during the trip next Sunday