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Pope Francis hugs a child during his meeting with the youth (AP)

Former street child asks Pope why God allows suffering

Pope Francis greets Tahsin Said Ali Beg, a leader of the Yazidi people (CNS)

Delegates talked about the way Christians and Yazidis in Iraq have helped each other

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on the feast of the Epiphany in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope delivers homily during Mass to mark the feast of the Epiphany

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis used his Sunday Angelus address to continue the reflection he began on New Year’s Day

Fides said many of the killings were carried out with 'brutality and ferociousness' (AP)

Vatican Congregation hails 18 Catholics who died caring for Ebola patients

Pope Francis celebrates the traditional Vespers and Te Deum on the last day of the year (AP)

Remember that you will be judged, says the Pope, especially on how you used your freedom and cared for the poor

Pope Francis smiles during the Angelus address (AP)

Pope says St Stephen ‘offered as a gift his life in service for the poorest’

Pope Francis appears for his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day (AP/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pontiff prays for children ‘abused and exploited under our eyes’ in Urbi et Orbi message

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope addressed employees of the Italian Catholic bishops’ television station, TV 2000

Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz speaks as Sister Sharon Holland, president of the LCWR, and Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, co-ordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, listen during a the press conference for the release of the report (CNS)

Report of investigation into US communities of women religious released