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Fr Lombardi says hammer and sickle crucifix created by martyred priest ‘will not be put in a church’

The Pope’s Mass on Tuesday at Quito’s Bicentennial Park was billed as a ‘Mass for evangelisation’

The Pope has celebrated Mass in Los Samanes Park in Ecuador during the first leg of his tour of Latin America

Pope Francis gave Putin a medallion of the ‘Angel of Peace’ at the Vatican yesterday

Pope and Michelle Bachelet discuss ‘the protection of human life’

Pope asks faithful to remember persecuted Christians as he celebrates Corpus Christi in Rome

German, Swiss and French bishops wanted to ‘enrich thinking’ about the foundations of the synod

Publication is expected ‘in a few weeks’, according to statement released by the Vatican

The bank made a profit of £49m last year, its annual report has revealed

Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday