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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Marian Shrine of Caacupé (AP)

Women kept country going after majority of men died in 1864-1870 war

Children talk to Francis during the welcoming ceremony at Silvio Pettirossi International airport in Asunción

Papal visit in 1988 led to end of one of the world’s longest military dictatorships

Pope Francis rides in a golf cart as he visits Palmasola prison (AP)

Francis spends final morning in Bolivia visiting notorious jail

Displaced Nigerians driven away from their homes by Boko Haram militants (CNS)

Bishop George Dodo condemns attack that killed at least 24 government workers

Cardinal Tempesta, left, with Cardinal Lacroix and Cardinal Nichols in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Gunmen drove off in Cardinal Tempesta’s car on Sunday night, according to Rio police

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass in Christ the Redeemer Square in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Photo: CNS)

The Pope makes remarks at opening Mass for Bolivia’s Eucharistic congress

Pope Francis talks to Indian leaders and social workers at the second World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Photo: PA)

The Pope makes blistering attack on global economic system in address to activists in Bolivia

Bolivian president Evo Morales presents the Pope with the hammer and sickle crucifix (AP)

Fr Lombardi says hammer and sickle crucifix created by martyred priest ‘will not be put in a church’

Francis and Bolivian president Evo Morales at the second World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (AP)

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Pope Francis walks with Bolivian President Evo Morales and a children in traditional dress as he arrives at El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia (Photo: CNS)

Francis also tells the president that the country has been shaped by the Catholic faith