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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria with Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013 (CNS)

Pope Francis sends message to Coptic Pope Tawadros II to mark ‘day of friendship’

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Cuban President Raul Castro  (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Cuba from September 19 to 22, according to the country’s bishops’ conference

Pope Francis delivers his speech for The Peace Factory (PA)

Pope Francis was taking part in The Peace Factory initiative in the Paul VI hall

Cuban President Raul Castro gestures as he leaves a private meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday (CNS)

Cuban president says he will attend papal masses during Francis’s vist to Cuba in September

A pilgrim form Ecuador holds her country's flag on Copacabana beach,  Rio de Janeiro, at the World Youth Day opening Mass in 2013 (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July

The Bernardinis on the cover of Romeo Panciroli's book Una Coppia Exemplar

Eight of the Bernardinis’ children joined religious life

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, greets a young displaced Iraqi in Erbil (CNS photo/John E. Kozar, CNEWA)

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri also praised the ‘heroic’ service of priests

Pope Francis takes a cap from a girl scout during his visit to Regina Pacis parish church in Ostia in the outskirts of Rome (PA)

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 10:25-26, 33-35 & 44-48; 1 jn 4:7-10; jn 15:9-17

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis says that the sacrament of marriage is a ‘great act of faith’

Fr Ray's blog

Fr Ray Blake hopes to open ‘place of outreach’ in a shop in a Brighton high street