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Residents use a canoe to evacuate a home surrounded by floodwaters in Conway, South Carolina (CNS)

Authorities said at least 14 people died after flooding in the US state earlier this month

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington (CNS)

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington told Vatican Radio that discussions have got off to a good start

Senator John McCain, chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee (PA)

Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo has said the CIA has been training Syrian rebel groups which are ‘al-Qaeda under a different name’

People await news of loved-ones at local fairgrounds after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Chris Harper-Mercer was reportedly asking victims their religion before shooting them

Francis gestures to inmates in a Philadelphia prison next to the wooden chair they made for his visit (AP)

China’s President Xi Jinping made his own visit to the US last week

Pope Francis seen on a big screen in Benjamin Franklin Parkway during the World Festival of Families' Mass on Sunday (AP)

A picture gallery celebrating Pope Francis’s visit to the US

Pope Francis greets volunteers from the World Meeting of Families with Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput at Philadelphia International Airport (AP)

Pope Francis addressed Vice President Joe Biden and World Meeting of Families volunteers at Philadelphia Airport

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis visited St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia on Sunday

Crowds fill Benjamin Franklin Parkway before Pope Francis celebrates Mass (AP)

Pope Francis presides at celebration of Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis visited inmates at Curran-Fromhold prison on Sunday