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Pope Francis talks with children portraying figures in Nativity scene at Rome church (CNS)

Francis will not allow us to ignore the countless wounded people both within the Church and outside it

Pope Francis arrives for the week-long Lenten retreat  (CNS) Below: The Pope's anniversary tweet

Pope tweets message asking Catholics to pray for him

A copy of the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (CNS)

Catholic Truth Society has sold more copies of apostolic exhortation than text since Vatican II documents

Pope Francis is urging us to 'go forth' on mission (AP)

We are each called to spend time on our neighbours, drawing our strength from prayer

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Pope Francis has quickly become the most iconic moral authority in the world today

Pope Francis (CNS)

Radiating an absorption in the Gospel with unabashed simplicity is the Pope’s gift

South Korean Christians attend a protest against North Korea (AP)

Pope Francis to visit South Korea

Pontiff to beatify martyrs and celebrate youth day during first trip to Asia in August

Francis walks to Santa Sabina in Rome on Ash Wednesday (CNS)

The trouble with using the Church as a scapegoat is that it allows society to avoid facing its own more serious sex abuse crisis

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

Despite establishing the super cardinals, so far the Pope has overseen only piecemeal reforms

A rosary draped over an Argentinian flag (CNS)

The Pope revealed today that he carries the crucifix in a pouch under his white robes