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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco during a private audience at the Vatican, (Filippo Monteforte/Pool photo via AP)

The Pope and the Prince discussed global issues including the migrant crisis and the Middle East

A man waves a flag of Eritrea in front of the Apostolic Palace  (AP)

During his Angelus address, Pope Francis told the gathered migrants ‘not to give up hope’

Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, and Pope Francis walk down the central aisle during the Pope's visit to the main synagogue in Rome (CNS)

The Pontiff discussed violence in the Middle East during a speech at Rome’s main synagogue

Pope Francis visits the residence for the elderly in Rome (AP)

Vatican says surprise visit highlights ‘the great importance and preciousness of the elderly’

Pope Francis will meet the former Google CEO today (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Philanthropist is one of the richest men on the planet

Pope Francis blesses a boy during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

Don’t spread hate, make friends instead, the Pope says in a Year of Mercy message

Flowers are left below a mural of David Bowie on the wall of a Morley's store in Brixton, London (Photo: PA)

In his interview with Andrea Tornielli Pope Francis recalled his first encounter with God’s mercy

Priest walk to distribute Communion during Easter Mass in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The whole issue has acquired its own sense of urgency even though, on cool reflection, there is not a lot to base this on

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis was speaking during morning Mass on Tuesday

Italian actor Roberto Benigni holds a copy of The Name of God Is Mercy at the book's launch (CNS)

Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni was at the unveiling of a newly published book-length interview