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Pope Francis hears confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica last year (CNS)

The Holy Father will be taking part in the annual 24 Hours for the Lord initiative on March 13 at St Peter’s Basilica

The Sistine Chapel (CNS)

Cardinal Angelo Comastri received the demand of €100,000 for the return of the Renaissance-era documents

Jude Law (PA)

The British actor will reportedly star as a conservative Italian-American pontiff in The Young Pope

Vatican employees take part in a rosary procession in the Vatican gardens (Photo: CNS)

At the Vatican City State the number of women workers has doubled

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

Separate statutes for the Council for the Economy, the Secretariat for the Economy and a ‘general auditor’s office’ announced

Assyrians in Lebanon wave their community's flag during a march in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq by ISIS (PA)

Aid is being sent to families who fled their homes when ISIS raided Assyrian villages on the Khabur River in north-east Syria

Pope Francis (CNS)

Recognising one’s own faults gives people ‘peace and well-being’, Pontiff explains in homily

Pope Francis passes through St Peter's Square (CNS)

Domenico Giani, inspector general of the Vatican’s police force, says while threat is real, he knows of no planned attack on the pontiff

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells persecuted Christians that they have not been forgotten

According to L'Osservatore Romano, the Teutonic Cemetery was founded around the year 799, when Pope Leo IV presented the land to Charlemagne

Willy Herteller, who was Flemish, used to urge pilgrims to go to Confession and pray daily