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Pope Francis presented President Obama with the Rosary beads last September (PA)

President Obama says the Rosary makes him ‘think about peace’

Rob Flello has tabled a Commons motion (PA)

Rob Flello MP has tabled a Commons motion calling for Parliament to push the UN to create a stated consensus

Pope Francis speaking at  the Paul VI Hall (AP)

The Vatican has released Francis’s message on the theme of mercy

A Planned Parenthood clinic in the US (PA)

Planned Parenthood cleared of wrongdoing but pro-life activist charged with tampering with a governmental record

Pope Francis with Apple CEO Tim Cook (CNS)

Francis met Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, as his message for the World Day of Social Communications was released

Pope Francis and Archbishop Cushley met on Monday (David Kerr)

The Pontifical Scots College in Rome was inspired by the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie

Whitby Abbey, the site of St Hilda’s Monastery, where the synod of Whitby was held in AD 664

Whitby hosted a historic 7th-century synod where clerics chose to follow the Roman tradition for Easter

A sneak preview of this week's issue

Sneak a peak at this week’s magazine

Pope Francis washes the foot of a prison inmate during Holy Thursday Mass in 2013 (CNS)

The Holy Father broke convention in 2013 when he washed women prisoners’ feet

Archbishop Paul Gallagher addresses the UN General Assembly in October (AP)

Liverpool-born archbishop says Brexit would weaken Europe