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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

The dome of St Peter's Basilica dominates the Rome skyline

Martin Luther was excommunicated – but now the Vatican has spoken positively about the plan to name a central square after him

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