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Pope Francis waves to the crowd at Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity (CNS)

Pope makes announcement at the end of Mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square

Pope Francis prays beside the River Jordan (AP)

Pontiff blesses Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have fled to Jordan at end of first day of Holy Land trip

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Amman's International Stadium (AP)

Congregation of 300,000 attend papal Mass in Amman’s International Stadium

Pope Francis speaks to King Abdullah II of Jordan (AP)

Pope begins intense three-day visit to the Holy Land in Jordan

Climate change will affect the most vulnerable

We must look beyond the scientific and economic questions, says cardinal

The Vatican has denied claims that Cardinal Bertone withdrew funds without approval (AP)

Fr Lombardi says former secretary of state acted properly

Archbishop Smith, left, and Cardinal Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop Smith says recent statement ‘should not be misunderstood’

Chile's president Michelle Bachelet made the announcement on Wednesday

Chilean president made the announcement on Wednesday

Pope Francis greeting the faithful on Wednesday (AP)

Pope hopes to keep focus of three-day trip on better relations with Jews, Orthodox and Muslims

Archbishop Tomasi shakes hands with Claudio Grossmann, chairman of the UN Committee against Torture during a hearing in Geneva on May 5 (AP)

New report offers praise as well as criticism, according to the Boston Globe