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Pope Francis waves to the crowds after his arrival in Rio (CNS)

Police find homemade bomb at shrine Pontiff will visit on Wednesday

Pope Francis waves inside the plane bound for Rio this morning (AP)

Pontiff tells reporters onboard plane: ‘I enjoy your company’

The Pope is greeted by cabin crew at Leonardo Da Vinci airport (AP)

Francis begins the first apostolic journey of his pontificate

Francis has created three independent advisory bodies since his election (CNS)

New body will seek ‘a more careful organisation’ of Vatican economic activities

Governor RIck Perry has signed the Bill (AP)

Governor Perry signs Bill banning terminations after the 20th week

Worshippers at Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, Surrey (PA)

Bishop urges faithful not to accept negative media image of Muslims

Bishop Alan Hopes delivers his sermon  the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist Photo: © Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk

Bishop Alan Hopes has asked Catholics not to lose hope in the face of hostility to Christian values

The Vatican's outgoing Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone with Pope Francis (CNS)

Road accident claims the life of 21-year-old French woman

Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu (Photo: PA)

Replacement of social fund threatens ‘safety net’ for people in financial crisis

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Cardinal tells Italian newspaper that Pope will change Church agenda to focus on the poor