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The relics of St Peter on the altar in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

Every day we witness the fruits of St Peter’s extraordinary labour

Pope Francis prays in St Peter's (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis adores Blessed Sacrament while visiting Camaldolese nuns in Rome

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pontiff holds two-hour private meeting with patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic churches

Archbishop Kurtz is the newly elected president of the US bishops' conference (PA)

New US bishops’ conference president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz cared for his brother for 12 years

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

Hamburg prosecutors had charged him with lying in a case involving Der Spiegel magazine

Pope Francis at a Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Pontiff denounces a cultural tendency ‘to discard’ the elderly

Pope Francis with Vinicio Riva

Vinicio Riva says he felt like he was in ‘paradise’ when the Pope embraced him

Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Pope Francis embraces Bishop Fernando Vergez during his episcopal ordination (CNS)

Pope Francis ordains Legionaries of Christ Bishop Fernando Vergez

The media has taken to Pope Francis (CNS)

Moral teachings do not change – only the way they are presented