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Emergency workers at the site of an explosion at a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City (CNS)

Francis expresses solidarity with the victims of the explosion that left three dead 70 injured

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope makes comments during Mass at his residence in the Vatican

Archbishops wearing the pallium at a Mass mark the feast of Ss Peter and Paul (CNS)

The Pope has decided that newly appointed metropolitan archbishops will be formally vested at a ceremony in their own archdiocese

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pontiff urges fathers to ‘waste time’ playing with their offspring in his general audience address

Pope Francis (CNS)

Diego Neria Lejárraga wrote to Francis after being rejected by his parish, according to Spanish paper

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis’s message to the faithful released by the Vatican today

People pack the pews during a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonisation of St John Paul II (CNS)

A new book sets out why evangelising is not the reserve of Protestants

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope praises ‘beautiful work of mothers and grandmothers’ during Mass

Refugees sit outside St Joseph's Chaldean Catholic Church in Ankawa, Iraq (CNS)

Pope highlights plight of persecuted Christians in homily for Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

Ukrainians carry a coffin bearing the body of Olga Abdurashitiva, 27, who was killed  during Saturday's Mariupol attack

The Pope’s comments come after the reported killing of at least 30 people by rocket fire in Mariupol