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Pope Francis embraces Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, at the Vatican (CNS)

Bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’s trip will promote Christian unity

Pope Francis and Barack Obama meet for the first time Below: The Pope and the president exchange gifts, plus a video of the meeting (PA, RomeReports)

President Obama has visited the Vatican for a private meeting with the Pope

Francis appeals to mafia members during his speech (AP)

Pontiff makes emotional appeal at prayer vigil for victims of mafia violence

A shelf of books in the Vatican library (CNS)

Documents that have up until now only been accessible to scholars to be digitised over the next four years

Pope Francis meets bishops at a general audience (AP)

Pope urges Congregation for Bishops to select humble evangelists for vacant posts

Francis celebrates Mass with the new cardinals on sunday (AP)

Pope advises cardinals to avoid ‘intrigue, gossip, cliques, favouritism and preference’

Fr Eduardo Robles Gil, the new general director of the Legionaries of Christ (Photo: CNS)

Legionaries of Christ elect new leaders

The congregation also expressed ‘deep sorrow’ for the behaviour of its founder Fr Maciel

A broken glass of a niche where the reliquary with the blood of Blessed John Pail II was located Below: The reliquary

Venerated piece of fabric stained with the late Pope’s blood still missing

"You are essentially pastors," Pope Francis told officials (CNS)

Pope Francis addressed officials responsible for marriage annulments today

Pope Francis: 'Our witness must concentrate on the centre of our faith.'

Pope Francis calls for focus on essentials of Christianity during audience with Lutherans