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Pope Francis greets a family during Pentecost Sunday Mass (AP)

Holy Father urges faithful to ‘strike out on new paths’

Cardinal Ravasi (CNS)

Venice debut prompted by Church’s wish to engage with contemporary artists

Pope Francis greets faithful from his popemobile (Photo: PA)

Pope Francis tells 800 superiors of women’s orders: ‘What would the Church be without you?’

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz (Photo: CNS)

Head of the Vatican’s department for religious life says dialogue was missing from the process

The helicopter carrying Benedict XVI back to the Vatican flies over the St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Emeritus takes up residence in Mater Ecclesiae Monastery

Pope Francis greets Israeli President Shimon Peres  at the Vatican  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff ‘would be happy to visit Holy Land,’ says Vatican

Pope Francis blesses a child in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff speaks to more than 80,000 people in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace  (Photo: CNS)

Dozens of Cardinals join Pope at the Vatican

A boy rides his bicycle past damaged buildings in Syria (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis offers “intense prayers” for safe return of pair taken on Monday

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis gives two morning Mass homilies at the Domus Sanctae Marthae