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Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the region's Muslim sheik and other faith leaders in Baku's main mosque (AP)

Quoting a Muslim poet, Francis said religions should help people build better societies

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS)

The retired pope had hoped to stay in the papacy until 2014, according to Mgr Georg Gaenswein

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the signatories (AP)

Cardinals Burke, Caffarra and Pujats are among 4,000 signatories who affirm the Church’s teachings on marriage and the Eucharist

Pope Francis arrives at the Aliyev congress centre for a meeting with the authorities in Baku (AP)

Pope Francis gave a press conference on his flight from Azerbaijan to Rome

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Baku to Rome (CNS)

However, the Pope also told reporters people convinced they were born in the wrong body deserve attentive pastoral care

Pope Francis censes a statue of Mary during Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Baku (CNS)

Pontiff celebrates Mass for 300 people in the capital Baku

Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (CNS)

Francis meets President Ilham Aliyev at end of three-day trip

Pope Francis attends a meeting with priests and seminarians in Tbilisi (AP)

‘Today you do not destroy with weapons, you destroy with ideas,’ says Pope

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from Argentina during a general audience (CNS)

Pontiff says trips to Africa and Asia prevent a visit to his homeland

Pope Francis releases a dove after a meeting with Chaldean Catholics in Tbilisi (CNS)

Francis asks Jesus to free humanity from ‘every division and evil’