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A group photograph of the homeless during their visit to the Sistine Chapel  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Holy Father asked the group to pray for him: ‘I’m in need of prayers by people like you’

The Sistine Chapel pictured as it was being prepared for the conclave in 2013 (CNS)

The visit has been organised by the papal aide who came up with the idea of installing showers for the homeless people near St Peter’s Basilica

The Sistine Chapel (CNS)

Cardinal Angelo Comastri received the demand of €100,000 for the return of the Renaissance-era documents

Pope Francis greets a baby at the Vatican earlier this year (CNS)

The Pope baptised 33 infants during a Mass yesterday

Pope Francis baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel (AP/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

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Archbishop-elect Blase Cupich knocks on the doors of Holy Name Cathedral (AP)

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Pope Francis prepares to address the Schoenstatt movement on Saturday (AP)

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The daughters of Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

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Pope Francis leads opening prayer during a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Below: Cardinals-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua, Nicaragua (CNS)

Francis opens two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals at the Vatican

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Vatican observer at the UN in Geneva (CNS)

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