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Cardinal Parolin and John Kerry met previously at the Vatican in January (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Kerry for an hour

Cardinals attend a consistory in the Vatican's Synod Hall in October  (CNS)

Francis will also gather the world’s cardinals in February to hear about progress in curial reform

The Pope speaks during a press conference on the flight from Istanbul to Rome (AP)

Francis says ‘every religion’ is blighted by ‘little groups’ of fundamentalists

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I wave to the faithful in Istanbul (AP)

Francis meets refugees after issuing joint declaration with Patriarch Bartholomew

Francis stands next to the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, right, at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (AP)

Francis’s prayer in Blue Mosque recalls Benedict XVI’s famous gesture in 2006

The Pope called on movements to avoid "rivalries and backbiting" (PA)

The Pope met with the third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities

Thousands signed a petition thanking Cardinal Burke (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

American cardinal was removed from his post by Pope Francis over the weekend

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis makes remarks in a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers

The Pope said we should bear with one another through love (CNS)

Pope Francis addressed an ecumenical group of pilgrims on Friday

Archbishop Georg Ganswein pictured with the Pope Emeritus read the 1,800-word message aloud (PA)

Benedict XVI released a message to Rome’s Pontifical Urbanian University