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Pope Francis delivers his speech during a visit to the WFP (AP)

The Pontiff delivered a speech to the executive board of the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome

Pope Francis talks during a meditation on mercy at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, in Rome (AP)

Francis was speaking to the national directors of the pontifical mission societies at a meeting in Rome

Pope Francis greets the crowd during a general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Following a request from the Pope, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is organising a two-day workshop that will take place in November

Pope Francis delivers a talk during a retreat for priests at the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome June 2. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Pope Francis led thousands of men on a spiritual retreat in Rome

Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski of Poland, founder of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, is depicted in an undated painting (CNS)

Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski will be canonised in Rome on June 5

Mary Beard's new series on the Romans is mesmerising

Romanitas was the glue that kept the Empire together. The Church has something strikingly similar

Cardinal Karl Lehmann (CNS)

Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz said the rejection of lists of names showed ‘intolerable disrespect’ for a country’s Church

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The European Festival of Joy and Mercy will take place in November

The Trevi Fountain in Rome is lit in red during an event to raise awareness of the plight of Christian martyrs (CNS)

The event was sponsored by Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need

Italian police and Carabinieri officers on patrol in St Peter's Square (AP)

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