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Pope Francis celebrating Mass ahead of the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis is opening the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the start of the Jubilee year

Pope Francis celebrates Mass ahead of the opening of the Holy Door (AP)

The Pope is opening the Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican on Tuesday

Pope Francis with Benedict XVI (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica will be opened on Tuesday morning

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s that ‘every effort should be made to mitigate the impact of climate change’

Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Mass in San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica in Rome (AP)

Cardinal Wuerl says politicians, the media and even Christians have remained silent about persecution of the faithful

Cardinal Raymond Burke (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Burke tells Mass of Ages quarterly that Catholics should be ‘very concerned’

Corinne Barber and Archbishop Leo Cushley

Family of Corinne Barber, who may only have months to live, raised £9,000 to fund a pilgrimage to Rome

Rodrigo de la Serna stars in a scene from the movie Call Me Francesco. Below, Sergio Hernandez as Cardinal Bergoglio (Photos: CNS)

World premiere of Call Me Francesco attended by Rome’s homeless and refugees from Eritrea

Italian police and carabinieri officers patrol in St Peter's Square at the Vatican (Photo: AP)

Two of the accused were expelled from Italy and another was arrested in Kosovo

Cardinal Nichols, said that we must protect the vulnerable (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Specific use of force to protect the vulnerable is defensible, the cardinal said