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The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (AP)

Pope Francis sent a message to the summit urging participants to ‘contribute in a real way to alleviate the sufferings of millions’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis was speaking to the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, (CNS)

Cardinal Peter Turkson has called for a ‘broad and deeply felt’ debate on just war theory

Pope Francis at a Vatican conference last week (CNS)

A video message from Francis to the Mexican people has been released by the Vatican

Irish soldiers taking part in an Easter Rising commemoration service in 2014 (PA)

As Ireland marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the country’s bishops have said there needs to be a renewed commitment to peace

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Pope says faithful should ask for the ‘grace of tears’ too

Pope Francis meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis urged the Palestinian president to be ‘an angel of peace’ – he didn’t tell him he was one

A protestor faces police in Baltimore (PA)

Catholics join clean-up effort following riots in Baltimore

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis will offer encouragement to Catholic minority in the Balkan country

Members of the Philippines military carry bodies of their colleagues who died in deadly clashes with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (CNS)

A 12-hour gun fight between Islamic rebels and government troops took place earlier this week