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Mgr Alfred Xuereb assists Francis with his skullcap at a general audience (AP)

Pope names Mgr Alfred Xuereb general secretary of the new Secretariat for the Economy

Pope Francis preaches in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

We should not condemn ‘those who have failed in their love’, says Francis

Cardinal Kasper (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Kasper said Holy Communion could be a ‘lifeboat’ for those shipwrecked by sin

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican releases Pope’s Lenten schedule

Pope Francis’s calendar of liturgical services for March and April includes addition of a Lenten ‘penitential service’

Mourners carry a large wooden crucifix past a barricade during a memorial procession in Independence Square in Kiev Below: Archbishop Shevchuk speaking in Rome (CNS)

Head of country’s Catholic Church believes protests have solidified Ukrainian’s commitment to democracy

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri received the red hat on Saturday (AP)

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri says he has received responses from 80 per cent of world’s bishops’ conferences

Pope Francis leads opening prayer during a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Below: Cardinals-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua, Nicaragua (CNS)

Francis opens two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals at the Vatican

Pope Francis greets Stanley Bergman, president of the American Jewish Committee (Photo: CNS)

Francis says Catholics and Jews must work together to create a ‘more just and fraternal world’

Benedict XVI waves goodbye for the last time during his final public appearance as pontiff from the balcony of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

A year on from resignation Father Lombardi explains former Pope’s daily routine

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka

The Pope appears to confirm a visit during an audience with 12,000 Sri Lankan pilgrims