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Pope Francis greets a young man as he meets patients, family and staff at St Francis of Assisi Hospital in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff offers drug users an embrace and a challenge in speech

Pope Francis kisses the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida (AP)

Pope Francis is visibly moved by visit to Brazil’s national Marian shrine

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida (AP)

Pontiff says ‘Christians cannot be pessimists’

Mgr Leo Cushley at today's press conference in Edinburgh

Mgr Leo Cushley is the new Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis mourns Indian cardinal

Cardinal Simon Pimenta, who led the Archdiocese of Bombay for 18 years, has died at the age of 93

Pope Francis at the Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: CNS)

Pope gives speech at the Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro where he was welcomed by the President of Brazil

Pope Francis waves to the crowds after his arrival in Rio (CNS)

Police find homemade bomb at shrine Pontiff will visit on Wednesday

Pope Francis waves inside the plane bound for Rio this morning (AP)

Pontiff tells reporters onboard plane: ‘I enjoy your company’

The Pope is greeted by cabin crew at Leonardo Da Vinci airport (AP)

Francis begins the first apostolic journey of his pontificate

Pope Francis blesses the faithful at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

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