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Afghan children are seen in late May at a temporary shelter in an internally displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Balkh province, Afghanistan (CNS)

Pope Francis has chosen ‘Overcome indifference and win peace’ as the theme for the Church’s celebration on January 1

Pope Francis poses for a selfie in the Paul VI hall in the Vatican last week (CNS)

The Holy Father discussed his encyclical on the environment during the interview with an Argentine radio station

Pope Francis  (CNS)

The day of prayer will give the faithful an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation, says Francis

Pope Francis meets young refugees from Syria and Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says he prays for Iraq’s refugees every day

Pope Francis delivers his message during his general audience this morning (PA)

Pope Francis said today that divorced and remarried Catholics were still part of the Church

Pope Francis blesses faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivered from his studio window overlooking St Peter's Square at the Vatican

The Pope made his appeal during his Angelus address on Sunday

Nuns wave the Armenian flag during Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Patriarch Gregoire Pierre was elected by his fellow Armenian bishops last week

Gov Jerry Brown (PA)

Gov Jerry Brown was speaking ahead of meetings organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on climate change

Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky

The archbishop, who led the Ukrainian Church for 40 years, died four months into the Soviet occupation

A mine in Brazil (CNS photo/EPA)

Firms must ‘adopt behaviour inspired by the fact that we are all part of one human family’