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Pope Francis (PA)

Statement from Rome says ‘consequences relating to the teaching of the Church’ should not be inferred from private conversation with Argentine woman

Ulf Ekman and his wife, Birgitta, meet the Pope on April 9

The founder of Scandinavia’s biggest Bible school on why he is becoming a Catholic

Patriarch Kirill doesn’t want large sections of his flock looking westwards

The Russian Orthodox Church cannot afford to alienate Ukrainians as it bids for primacy within the Orthodox world

Pope Francis gestures as he leaves St Peter's Square after celebrating Easter Mass (CNS)

Pope donates 150 eggs to children at the Bambino Gesu paediatric hospital

Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham  and Orthodox Patriarch John X  visit the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, Syria, on Easter Sunday (CNS)

Easter messages also offers prayers for people in Lebanon, Iraq and the Holy Land

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (PA)

Cardinal urges politicians to approach ‘difficult’ issue with a ‘sense of respect’

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi blessing (AP)

Pontiff says Resurrection shows ‘love makes hope blossom in the wilderness’

Francis enters St Peter's Basilica at the start of the Easter Vigil (AP)

Francis baptises 10 people from around the world at Easter Vigil in St Peter’s

Pope Francis leads the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum (AP)

Meditations by Italian Archbishop Giancarlo Maria Bregantini focus on injustices

Pope Francis lies prostrate in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis presides at Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in St Peter’s Basilica