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The global Holy Land Collection is taken up in most dioceses around the world on Good Friday

Pope Francis uses incense during a Lenten penance service in St Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis was one of 95 priests and bishops listening to confessions and granting absolution

The Pope told Jewish scholars that the Torah showed ‘paths of goodness [that we] must walk together’

Cardinal Connell spent 16 years leading the Archdiocese of Dublin

Pope Francis sent a message ahead of the Special Olympics World Winter Games next month

The members of the international Council of Cardinals began their February meeting expressing their ‘full support’ of the Pontiff

‘He’s a trickster,’ the Pope said. ‘He promises you everything and leaves you naked’, like he left Adam and Eve

The Pontiff made a speech to the leaders of the Council of the Evangelical Church in German

The Pope celebrated Mass with the Order of Preachers at Rome’s Basilica of St John Lateran

26 bishops visited the Vatican for the ‘ad limina’ visit