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Pope Francis is greeted by faithful during an audience with the participants of homeless jubilee in the Paul VI Hall (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

The Pope’s poignant gesture reminds us that the causes of homelessness must be addressed

Police officers are seen outside St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

I visited Rome prepared for the sight of more police and soldiers, but I hadn’t anticipated how this extra security would change my experience of the city

From left, pictured sitting during the trial: Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi, who were both acquitted, Francesca Chaouqui, who was given a 10-month suspended sentence, and Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda, who is now serving an 18-month sentence. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Mgr Lucio Vallejo Balda was convicted of leaking documents to Italian journalists

President Abbas greets the Pope at the conclusion of the canonisation Mass (CNS)

The Holy See has announced that its ‘comprehensive agreement’ with the ‘State of Palestine’ has now been put into effect

Oscar Romero was beatified in May (AP)

Pope Francis made the remarks to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Pope Francis meets Argentine Lidia Guerrero in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Lidia Guerrero is hopeful Pope Francis will put across her son’s case when he visits the United States next month

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Francis exhorts new bishops to ‘love the people that God has given you’

The Vatican said that the motive was unknown (CNS)

The man is currently being treated in hospital for severe burns