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Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg (PA)

It’s been said that Francis represents a rupture with the past, but that is not the case here

Pope Francis speaking to the Council of Europe

Full text of Pope’s second speech in Strasbourg provided by Vatican Radio

Flags outside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg (PA)

For an English translation of the speech go here.

Pope Francis speaking to the Council of Europe

Pope speaks for the second time during his day-long visit to Strasbourg

Pope Francis and Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament (Photo: PA)

Address will be the first by a pope in Strasbourg since 1988

'The kind of liberal conservatism David Cameron espouses is a mishmash of the good and bad, and is completely divorced from Christian spirituality' (PA)