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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

Archbishop Longley meets Pope Francis (CCN)

The archbishop presented the gift as a witness to persecuted Christians

Francis has given  'missionaries of mercy'  the authority to pardon 'even those sins reserved to the Holy See' (CNS)

Archbishop Fisichella unveils official prayer, logo, and calendar of events for