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The Vatican said that women were exploited in both the developed and developing world (CNS)

The instrumentum laboris criticises the surrogate culture of ‘wombs for rent’

A detail from St Francis Preaches to the Birds by Giotto

Throughout the centuries, saintly priests and nuns have been exemplary environmentalists

Pope Francis shakes hands with Pastor Eugenio Bernardini during the first ever visit of a pope to a Waldensian evangelical church (PA)

Francis has become the first pope in history to visit a Waldensian evangelical church

Pope Francis blesses a child as he leaves a gathering with young people in Piazza Vittorio in Turin (CNS)

The Pope spoke to a group of young people during his two-day visit to Turin

Pope Francis prays in front of the Turin Shroud (PA)

The Pontiff venerated the Turin Shroud during a two-day visit to the city

A man checks an air conditioning unit in an apartment in Chicago (AP)

Francis is right in that we need to build more ecologically

President Obama and Pope Francis at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

The US president hails the Pope’s intervention as ‘clear and powerful’

Cardinal Nichols pictured in front of Canary Wharf at the press conference yesterday (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Pope’s encyclical advises faithful that ‘less is more’, says cardinal