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Pope Francis prays beside the River Jordan (AP)

Pontiff blesses Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have fled to Jordan at end of first day of Holy Land trip

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Amman's International Stadium (AP)

Congregation of 300,000 attend papal Mass in Amman’s International Stadium

Pope Francis speaks to King Abdullah II of Jordan (AP)

Pope begins intense three-day visit to the Holy Land in Jordan

Francis boards his flight for Jordan earlier today (PA)

A new church in Magdala pays tribute to the ‘eternal dignity of women’

Pope Francis greeting the faithful on Wednesday (AP)

Pope hopes to keep focus of three-day trip on better relations with Jews, Orthodox and Muslims

A worker at the Israeli president's residence prepares for the papal visit (PA)

His role as peacemaker is underestimated, but crucial

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols appointed to the Congregation for Clergy and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.

Members of the Catholic clergy hold candles as they take part in a procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (CNS)

This Sunday the successors of Patriarch Athenagoras and Paul VI will mark the 50th anniversary of an event which may have quietly altered the trajectory of Christian history

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh (CNS)

Archbishop Eamon Martin encourages faithful to use social media to evangelise

Father Adolfo Nicolas, Jesuit superior general, with Pope Francis (CNS)

Father Adolfo Nicolas has revealed his intention to resign in late 2016