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Cardinal Peter Turkson: Francis laments "widespread indifference to suffering' in encyclical (AP)

We must ‘hear how the poor suffer and how the earth is being mistreated’, Cardinal Turkson tells UN meeting on climate change

Mgr William Lynn (Photo: CNS)

During his time in Philadelphia Francis will visit prison that houses Mgr William Lynn

Mother Teresa is seen in Calcutta, India, in 1979 (Photo: PA)

The saint travelled with just one spare cheap sari and a bucket in which to wash her clothes

Pope Francis called for prayers (PA)

The Pope ‘conveys his closeness to all the Greek people’ in a note issued by the Holy See

Pope Francis greets New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Washington DC, New, York and Philadelphia during September visit to the US

Sara Pisano, left, and Danilo Spagnoli just after being married by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (PA)

In the third of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says upholding marriage relies on teaching people about its realities

ope Francis attends a meeting with members of International Council of Christian and Jews (CNS)

Francis met participants of an international conference organised by the International Council of Christians and Jews

Francis greeting Benedict XVI in St Peter's Square last September (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis has reduced his schedule for the summer months

Pope Francis has  established a new Secretariat for Communications (CNS)

Pope Francis said that the Holy See would respond more effectively to the needs of the Church

US President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis address the US Congress and the United Nations during upcoming visit