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Jordan's King Abdullah II, Pope Francis and and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal pose for photos during a private audience at the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse (CNS)

Trip to Holy Land will include a visit to the royal palace and a Mass celebration in a football stadium

Benedict XVI (PA)

What we need is an intelligent application of the science of casuistry: after all, we have a Jesuit Pope: Jesuits are supposed to be good at it

Francis speaks to three of the young Catholics from Belgium

The Pope made the remark in a televised interview with five young Catholics from Belgium

Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the US House of Representatives (AP)

The US politician is ‘thrilled’ with the gift of a rosary, but will her faith ever show in her voting record?

Pope Leo XIII is seen giving a blessing in a frame from an 1896 film in the Vatican Film Library (CNS)

The Vatican’s ‘Voices of the popes’ audio archive is a reason for rejoicing

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh present Pope Francis with a hamper of gifts Below: The Queen with the Pope (CNS) and video via RomeReports

Queen Elizabeth presents Pope with whisky and venison

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's audience with the Pope will take place in the pontiff’s study  (PA)

Visit will be the fifth time the Queen has been received by a pope in Rome

Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Pope meets with Vatican officials to reflect on Evangelii Gaudium

Recordings of the voices of many former popes, including Benedict XVI, feature in the new archive  (AP)

Audio recordings of all the Popes from Pius XI to Francis have been digitised

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Pope makes comments during Mass homily at the Vatican’s guesthouse