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Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi blessing (AP)

Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message

The Lord spoke to Elijah in the sound of silence Pope Francis said (CNS)

Love and tenderness is at the heart of the Christmas season, Pope Francis said

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

Experts praise new Vatican financial laws

Moneyval also requests Vatican bank inspection

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa speaks during the presentation of a book about Pope Francis (CNS)

Honduran cardinal said the Pope watches over the church like a father

Pope Francis with his Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Reforms will seek ‘a renewal that will truly be a service to the Universal Church’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope makes plea during general audience in St Peter’s Square

Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo (CNS)

Five nuns were snatched from the Orthodox Monastery of Santa Tecla near Damascus

St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Blessed Peter Faber are shown in an icon (CNS)

Pope Francis is expected to make Blessed Peter Faber a saint

Pope Francis (CNS)

Sacramental power must not be ‘too closely identified with power in general,’ writes Pope

Pope Francis  (AP)

Francis lays out vision for outreach at every level of Church