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Pope Francis  in Kenya during his recent papal visit (AP)

Pope’s visit to Mexico: full schedule

Francis is set to visit Mexico in February 2016

Human rights activists hold placards during a rally in early October against the death penalty in Peshawar, Pakistan. (CNS)

The message for World Peace Day is on January 1 will be delivered to world leaders by Vatican ambassadors

Pope Francis uses incense to venerate an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe during Mass on Saturday (CNS)

The Pope made the announcement during Mass in St Peter’s Basilica honouring Our Lady of Guadalupe

Corinne Barber receives a blessing from Pope Francis

Corinne Barber was able to make a pilgrimage to Rome thanks to £9,000 of donations

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso touches the hands of people in Mexico following Mass  in Sunland Park at the US-Mexico border (CNS)

Francis will go to the border town of Ciudad Juárez during February’s visit

Cardinal Vincent Nichols opened the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral (Diocese of Westminster)

On Sunday the Archbishop of Westminster marked the beginning of the Year of Mercy

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS)

On Sunday Holy Doors were opened in cathedrals around the world to celebrate the start of the Year of Mercy

French President Francois Hollande, right, French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius, second right, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres and UN Secretary General Ban ii-moon at COP21 (AP)

An agreement to try and curb global warming was reached at the UN climate change conference on Saturday

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope has made canon law changes with the aim of making marriage annulment quicker and cheaper

Pope Francis presents a rose at an icon of Mary and the child Jesus as he begins his general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Francis says the Year will help Catholics become ‘more effective witnesses’