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Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Asuncion to Rome (CNS)

Francis answered questions from journalists while flying home to Rome from South America

Bolivian President Evo Morales presents the crucifix to Pope Francis (CNS)

Whatever the crude political message behind President Morales’s crucifix, the Pope transformed it into a higher purpose

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Nu Guazu Park in Asuncion, Paraguay (CNS)

‘Communion with God always brings forth fruit,’ Pope Francis told crowds gathered in Nu Guazu Park

Pope Francis embraces children as he speaks at the the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital in San Lorenzo (PA)

The Holy Father spent time at the Ninos de Acosta Nu paediatric hospital on Saturday

Pope Francis meets people in the Banado Norte neighbourhood in Paraguay (Photos: CNS)

The Pope says like Joseph and Mary they had to go to another land ‘where they knew no one’

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass in Christ the Redeemer Square in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Photo: CNS)

The Pope makes remarks at opening Mass for Bolivia’s Eucharistic congress

Pope Francis talks to Indian leaders and social workers at the second World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Photo: PA)

The Pope makes blistering attack on global economic system in address to activists in Bolivia

Bishop Edward Slattery celebrates an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC (CNS)

An Extraordinary turn of events

Francis is confounding those who presented him as an enemy of traditionalism. The movement is actually flourishing thanks to his ‘live and let live’ attitude

Christ addresses the apostles in a painting by James Tissot

The Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

Pope Francis walks with Bolivian President Evo Morales and a children in traditional dress as he arrives at El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia (Photo: CNS)

Francis also tells the president that the country has been shaped by the Catholic faith