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Police hold back protestors at the funeral (AP)

Diocese of Rome had refused a public funeral

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Vatican spokesman says new law will help ensure ‘integrity and stability’ of Church finances

Faithful gather near a giant screen broadcasting the Angelus prayer of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope asks faithful in St Peter’s to pray for African boat victims

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis greets a Legionary priest in 2011 (CNS)

Papal delegate summons members to extraordinary general chapter

Pope Francis prays during a meeting with his cardinal advisers (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi says changes will not be merely cosmetic

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

The Institute for the Works of Religion earned €86.6 million in 2012, independently audited reports shows

Pope Francis addresses religious, political and cultural leaders from around the world on Monday (CNS)

Pope speaks to religious, political and cultural representatives ahead of visit to the birthplace of St Francis of Assisi

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop hopes pilgrimage will show ‘extraordinary ordinariness of Catholic family life’

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St Augustine, Rome (Photo: CNS)

The Pope celebrated the saint’s feast day with Augustinians

Pope Francis shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II  at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at the Vatican