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Pope Francis and Barack Obama talked about Cuba during their meeting at the Vatican in March (Photo: CNS)

One meeting between US and Cuban officials was held at the Vatican

People dance the tango in St Peter's Square to celebrate Pope Francis's  birthday (PA)

Pope Francis is 78 years old today

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope addressed employees of the Italian Catholic bishops’ television station, TV 2000

Pope Francis is reputed for taking a relaxed approach to security (CNS)

Church officials say Francis has asked that there not be any barriers between himself and the faithful

Pope Francis (CNS)

7,000 dancers plan to tango in Rome for Francis’s 78th birthday.

An Olympic venue? (CNS)

St Peter’s Square could be Olympics venue

Archery may be held in Vatican if Rome wins 2024 Olympics bid

A woman kneels down as she lays flowers in a makeshift memorial near the site where a gunman held hostages for 16 hours at a popular Sydney cafe, Australia (PA)

Father Brendan Purcell is based at St Mary’s Cathedral, close to where Monday’s siege took place

Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, coordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, shakes hands with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi at Tuesday's press conference (CNS)

US women religious welcome Vatican report

Apostolic visitation report marks a new beginning for women religious, sisters say

The main entrance to the Supreme Court (PA)

Supreme Court rules against Glasgow midwives

The court has rejected the case of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood who refused to be involved with abortion procedures

Copies of the final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of US communities of women religious (CNS)

Cardinal wants ‘self-assessment’ sparked by visitation to continue