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By washing the feet of the refugees, ‘Francis is asking for respect for each one of them,’ Archbishop Rino Fisichella said

The Pope quoted from Julian’s vision in which Jesus told her ‘if I might suffer more, I would suffer more’

‘We must stay faithful to our message of peace,’ Archbishop Josef De Kesel told a French newspaper

The Pope asked all people of good will to condemn Tuesday’s ‘cruel abominations’ in Belgium’s capital

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti meditations for the Good Friday service refer to modern martyrs killed ‘in every corner of the globe’

Pope Francis has ordained two Vatican officials as bishops

Cardinal Ortega, along with Pope Francis, played a part in the ‘Cuban Thaw’ of diplomatic relations with the US

The Pope has also expressed his sorrow at the the recent plane crash in Russia and bus crash in Spain

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg posted a welcome message to the Pontiff

Vatican spokesman revealed that the trip may take place in June