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Francis made the surprise comments at today’s general audience in St Peter’s Square

The event will take place in April next year as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations

Francis urged a ‘response to the humanitarian emergency in the country’ during his address to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

For the first time in 60 years, the public recited the Assumption day Angelus prayer with a Pope at the Vatican

The Pontiff was speaking on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of the Japanese cities

The Pope made his appeal during his Angelus address on Sunday

Francis reflected on the hurt family members can cause each other in his latest general audience talk

The Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si, will be published tomorrow

The Pope says there is no such thing as an ‘express marriage’

The Pontiff started a new series of audience talks looking at the ‘real life’ of families today