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Maronite patriarch blesses baby during visit with refugees in Iraq

The patriarchs visited refugees and prayed with them at three churches in Irbil

Pope Francis with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner earlier htis year (CNS)

The president of Argentina called him to express her sorrow following the death of his relatives in a car accident

Protesters hold their hands in the air during a demonstration against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson (CNS)

Residents of the US town ‘struggling to find peace in the chaos’, says Archbishop Carlson

Pope Francis (AP)

Two of the Pontiff’s great nephews and their mother die in Argentina

Bishops applaud as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the bishops of Asia at the Haemi shrine in Haemi, South Korea (CNS)

Francis seems to see the continent with a Catholic population of only three per cent as the spiritual battery that will power the Church

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard the papal flight from Seoul to Rome (CNS)

Pope gives press conference on flight home from Seoul

Francis arrives at the closing Mass in Haemi, South Korea (AP)

Pope urges Asian Church to be ‘holier, more missionary and humbler’

Pope Francis attends Asian Catholic youth festival (PA)

Pope Francis called for brotherly love and a spirit of forgiveness

Pope Francis greets people as he arrives  in Seoul, South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke in English in public for the first time, while he addressed diplomats

South Koreans at a Mass for peace and reconciliation in the city of Paju (PA)

The Church is growing fast in South Korea

The Confucian kingdom sought to exterminate Catholics but now the whole country admires the Church