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Ban Ki-moon  and Pope Francis (Photo: PA)

UN Secretary General describes Pontiff as “a man of peace and purpose”

Baroness Thatcher (Photo: PA)

Archbishop of Westminster says he is praying for the repose of her soul as well as for ‘the intentions of all those who now mourn her’

Egyptian Christians with coffins at the funeral Mass before the attacks began (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

One killed in attack on funeral

Archbishop Müller, left, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

Pope tells the head of the CDF to continue Benedict XVI’s line of decisive action on abuse

Pope Francis is driven through the crowd at his first general audience (AP)

He asks faithful to ‘open the doors of your hearts’

A hooded penitent in the  Philippines pauses while carrying a cross (AP)

Faithful urged to ‘focus on prayers’ rather than extreme self-mortification

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

He says that embracing the Cross leads to joy

Pope Francis greets the Pope Emeritus at Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

Pope tells predecessor: ‘We are brothers’

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

He says he longs for ‘a Church that is poor and for the poor’

Pope Francis greets his fellow cardinals

The Pope meets members of the College of Cardinals