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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir received a letter from the World Council of Churches (CNS)

Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference condemn sentencing of Meriam Ibrahim

Pope Francis with Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, right, and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau at the Heichal Shlomo centre (PA)

Pope honoured by Israel’s voluntary emergency services organisation

Francis holds on a press conference on the flight to Rome (AP) Below: A video of the press conference (CNS)

Pope confirms Vatican is probing claims about Cardinal Bertone’s handling of funds

The president, pope and prime minister, today at Yad Vashem (PA)

Francis urges Israel to stay on the path pf peace

Pope Francis left a note at the Wall in accordance with Jewish tradition. Below, he embraces his two friends (Photo: PA)

Pope also kissed hands of Holocaust survivors at Yad Vashem

Pope embraced Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud at sacred Jewish site

The Pope prays at Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial

Holy Father makes moving plea at Holocaust memorial

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (PA)

Historic moment comes fifty years after encounter between their predecessors

Pope Francis is greeted by young people during a meeting in the Deheishe  Refugee Camp (CNS)

Francis was speaking during visit to the Deheishe Refugee Camp

Pope Francis stands with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I as they meet outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (CNS)

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I make Common Declaration after meeting today