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Pope Francis (AP)

Mass offered at the Vatican for Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS in Libya

Pope Francis (PA)

Pope Francis invited to visit Scotland

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland issued invite during Vatican meeting

A woman lights candles for soldiers killed in Kiev's Independence Square last week (PA)

The Holy Father ‘joyfully awaits’ visit of Ukrainian bishops to Vatican next week

Survivors of human trafficking carry offertory gifts during at Mass celebrated (CNS)

Washington bishop urges action against modern day slavery on international day of prayer

Pope Francis is welcomed by residents of the shanty town (PA)

The Pope made an impromptu stop in the Tiburtina area on the outskirts of Rome on Sunday

Trappist Father Thomas Merton (CNS)

The Trappist who couldn’t be silenced

Thomas Merton was funny, daring and loquacious. That got him into trouble with the Church authorities, but it didn’t stop him becoming a great modern spiritual guide

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis’s message to the faithful released by the Vatican today

The US Supreme Court building in Washington (CNS)

The court has accepted petitions from Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio

Pope Francis waves before boarding his plane as he departs Manila (PA)

Papal visit to South Asia comes to an end as the Pope flies home

The new chief editor of Charlie Hebdo, Gerard Biard, left, and columnist Patrick Pelloux, right, comfort cartoonist Luz at a press conference this week (PA)

New Charlie Hebdo pokes fun at the Pope

Satirical newspaper sends a message to Francis in issue featuring the Prophet Mohammed