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Officials inspect the wreckage of the passenger jet which came down on Saturday in Sinai  (AP)

The Pope sent a telegram conveying his condolences to President Putin and the Russian people

St Peter's Square in the Vatican (AP)

Spanish priest Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda and Francesca Chaouqui were arrested over the weekend

Pope Francis celebrating Mass at Rome's Verano cemetery (AP)

Hundreds of people went to the cemetery to prepare their loved ones’ graves for the feast of All Souls

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico (AP)

Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera has reportedly confirmed that the Pontiff will begin his visit to the country on February 12

Pope Francis (CNS)

Article quoting Pope Francis by Eugenio Scalfari is ‘in no way reliable’, says Vatican spokesman

Oscar Romero was beatified in May (AP)

Pope Francis made the remarks to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims

The group expressed relief that the synod 'did not heed attempts to separate doctrine from sacramental and pastoral practice' (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

Pope Francis welcomed over a hundred leaders of the World Jewish Congress (PA)

Pope Francis made the remarks in a private meeting with the World Jewish Congress

Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke about the 'new climate economy' at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (CNS)

Vatican secretary of state suggests Pontiff will issue the exhortation ‘soon’

Mother Teresa is seen in Calcutta, India, in 1979 (Photo: PA)

Father Santos spoke about a parishioner who recovered from several brain tumours