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Pope Francis: 'Bishops must have ecclesial sensitivity' (CNS)

Francis addressed the bishops of Italy at the opening their annual general assembly at the Vatican

A nun present a gift to Pope Francis at Naples cathedral in March (CNS)

Francis addressed an audience of international men and women religious working in the Diocese of Rome

Syrians in Aleppo clear the streets after shelling (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Audo says that almost everyone would leave Aleppo if they could

A Palm Sunday Procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

A Vatican-Palestine accord also upheld the principle of religious freedom

Pope Francis points to a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during his general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (CNS)

The Pontiff started a new series of audience talks looking at the ‘real life’ of families today

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope preached yesterday at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria with Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013 (CNS)

Pope Francis sends message to Coptic Pope Tawadros II to mark ‘day of friendship’

Pope Francis greets members of the Cursillo movement in the Paul VI audience hall (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis thanks Cursillo movement for ‘helping people encounter Jesus’ during hour-long audience

Pope Francis greets Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, last year (Photo: CNS)

Pope tells Anglican-Catholic commission that the ’cause of unity is not optional’

The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

Twiplomacy study shows that the Pope’s ‘retweet’ and ‘favourite’ rate is more than eight times higher than the US president’s