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Pope Francis greets people who receive help from Catholic charities in Assisi (Photo: CNS)

Pope urges the Church to ‘strip itself’ of worldliness

Pope Francis – photograph taken at Assis today (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

The Pope’s conversation with Eugenio Scalfari continues to intrigue

Pope’s visit to Assisi in pictures

Here we present the best pictures of Pope Francis’s day in Assisi so far

Pope Francis prays during a meeting with his cardinal advisers (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi says changes will not be merely cosmetic

Holy Father moved by encounter at the Seraphic Institute in Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi by Jusepe de Ribera

The one saint who seems to give the Church a good name, St Francis would have sought converts

Pope Francis greets the faithful crowding the square next to St Francis basilica, in Assisi

Minute-by-minute coverage of the historic visit to the birthplace of St Francis

Pope Francis will venerate the tomb of St Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis will spend the day in the ancient city tomorrow

A US Army medic and a Marine help a wounded 
Marine to a waiting helicopter

A US Navy chaplain says parishes need to pay more attention to the needs of the wounded

A beach of the SIcilian island off Lampedusa (PA)

More than 80 African migrants reported to have died after boat sinks off southern Italian island