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Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi blessing (AP)

Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message

Francis kisses the statue of the Christ Child in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Holy Father says Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness

Pope Francis addresses the Roman Curia on Saturday (AP)

In annual address, Pope says ‘there have been, and still are, saints’ at the Vatican

Vatican Cardinal Kurt Koch (CNS)

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill says dialogue with Catholics is now ‘essential’

The game may take place at Lord's Cricket Ground (Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Church of England to take on Vatican team at Lord’s

A policeman guards the scene of the accident today (PA)

Holy Father thanks God there were no fatalities after last’s night accident

Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary (photo courtesy of the ordinariate)

Ordinariate leader Mgr Keith Newton hails ‘new and exciting step’

Fr Federico Lombardi,  told journalists that McKinsey would consider how to coordinate or integrate the many different outlets  (PA)

The Vatican has hired two international consulting agencies

The Vatican said that the motive was unknown (CNS)

The man is currently being treated in hospital for severe burns

An injured boy rests at a medical clinic inside the UN compound on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan (CNS)

Bishops ‘condemn reports that refer to the violence as conflict between tribes’