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Francis was speaking delivered a message at a Mass at St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

Francis was speaking at a Mass at St Peter’s Basilica to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian massacres

Religious orders say armed men are pillaging villages in the north-east

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’

‘The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more,’ says Pontiff

Nearly 1,300 religious meeting in Rome thank the suffering for ‘their witness of fidelity’

Cardinal Napier said reports that Cardinal Kasper was the ‘Pope’s theologian’ were worrying

In their election guidance the bishops criticise Catholic politicians who ‘remain silent’ over grave injustices

St John church in West Virginia, built 140 years ago, was engulfed in a matter of minutes

Francis laments that nations have ‘not yet reached a consensus on the reading of such sorrowful events’