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Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington (CNS)

Pope Francis met the US bishops in Washington’s Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle

President Barack Obama leans over to talk to Pope Francis during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House (AP)

President Obama welcomed Pope Francis to America during a ceremony at the White House

Pope Francis waves farewell as he departs Cuba from the Antonio Maceo International Airport (CNS)

The Pope spoke to reporters on his flight from Cuba to America

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base (AP)

Pope Francis arrives in Washington DC

President Obama and the First Lady have welcomed the Pontiff to America at the start of his three-city visit

Pope Francis prays near the statue of Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Cuba, in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in El Cobre (CNS)

Francis spent 45 minutes meeting with Cuba’s 17 bishops at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity

Pope Francis lights a candle at the statue of Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Cuba, in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in El Cobre, Cuba (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre on the final day of his visit to Cuba

Pope Francis circles the altar with incense during a Mass in Revolution Square in Holguin, Cuba (PA)

The Pope addressed thousands of Cubans on the feast of St Matthew

Pope Francis embraces a nun during vespers with priests, religious and seminarians at the cathedral in Havana (CNS)

Pope Francis delivered an off-the-cuff homily in Havana’s cathedral on Sunday

Pope Francis and Cuba's Fidel Castro shake hands, in Havana (AP)

Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro in Havana

The Pontiff visited the former president of Cuba after the Mass on Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Revolution Square, Havana (AP)

‘We do not serve ideas, we serve people,’ Francis tells hundreds of thousands in Revolution Square