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A riot policeman escorts an injured protester who was hit during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

President Pierre Nkurunziza says anyone opposed to his third term is ‘opposing the will of God’

A displaced woman and child flee violence from ISIS in Sinjar, Iraq (CNS)

Violence against women ‘tears at the very fabric of society’, says Vatican diplomat

Pop Francis speaking at the Vatican this week (CNS)

Francis has called on world leaders and people of faith to work together to rid the world of the threat of nuclear weapons

The tomb of St. Francis of Assisi. It's the first time the manuscripts have ever left Italy (CNS)

Collection of manuscripts have not left Italy for 700 years

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope spoke at the Second International Conference on Nutrition

Archbishop Paul Gallagher in our Christian Adams cartoon

The first Briton to serve as Vatican ‘foreign minister’ is a remarkable personality

A Syrian child cries at a refugee camp in Lebanon (AP)

Vatican’s UN nuncio makes comments in statement to Security Council

The United Nations in session (PA)

‘Responsibility to protect’ must be part of ‘rule of law,’ says nuncio

Pope Francis welcomes former Israeli President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Former Israeli President asks Pope to head United Religions organisation

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope renews ‘urgent appeal to the international community to end Iraq tragedy’