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The prize is funded by the royalties from Benedict XVI's books (Photo: CNS)

New Testament scholar the Rev Richard Burridge is awarded prize alongside German lay theologian

Benedict XVI, who was baptised Joseph, first approved the change (CNS)

Pope Francis confirmed the decision originally made by Benedict XVI

Pope Francis shakes hands with a boy before today's general audience (AP)

General audience focuses on the Church as a living body

John Paul II was beatified on May 1 2011 (CNS)

Polish pope could be canonised on 35th anniversary of his election

Benedict XVI (PA)

‘It’s an encyclical written with four hands,’ Pope Francis tells Synod of Bishops

Lake Albano seen from the window of the papal villa – a view that Pope Francis will miss this year (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will have a reduced schedule in July and August but will stay at the Vatican

The Pope meets priests from the Diocese of Bergamo (Photo: CNS)

Bishop of Bergamo says Pope Francis reminds many people of Blessed John

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Pope greets and blesses the 22 children and their parents at the Vatican

Pope Francis  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis announces a series of talks on the Church in Rome

Pope Francis said human trafficking is a 'shameful and ignoble activity' (AP)

Holy Father says ‘money worship reigns’ in the world