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Pope Francis has praised Benedict XVI as a “great pope” as he unveiled a new sculpture of him at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences this morning

After beating Roma 7-1 in a Champions League match, players from Bayern Munich visited Pope Francis at the Vatican

On Monday Pope Francis made his way back to Caserta, in southern Italy, less than 48 hours after his first trip there, to meet with his friend Pastor Giovanni Traettino and speak to a group of Pentecostals at a partially built church

Pope embraced Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud at sacred Jewish site

Pope Francis greeted his predecessor in St Peter’s Square ahead of the canonisation ceremony

Pope Francis led the start of Holy Week with more than 100,000 people in St Peter’s Square.

Holy Father launches 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness in Rome and around the world

Pope Francis meets with President Obama

Pope Francis welcomed President Obama to the Vatican for a private meeting during which they were expected to discuss issues of social justice

Pope Francis’s election

Vatican Television releases never-before-seen footage of Pope Francis on the day he was elected

The two leaders pray together in the Mater Ecclesiae chapel