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John Paul II prays during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2003 Below: John XXIII pictured in the Vatican Gardens (CNS)

A pair of saints to be proud of

John XXIII was very much a man of the people, while John Paul II lived the Gospel without compromise

The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Sociologist and professor Margaret Archer named president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

The Catholic Herald's cartoon inspired by ICN's Vatican hawk hoax (Christian Adams) Below: How The Guardian reported the story

Pulitzer Prize-winning Guardian among outlets to reproduce April Fool’s report

Pope Francis delivering his unscripted homily on Sunday (PA) Below Video via RomeReports.com

Pontiff delivers unscripted speech to crowds in St Peter’s Square

Faithful take pictures with Pope Francis at the end of the Palm Sunday Mass Below: Francis sips tea passed to him from the crowd (PA) Video via RomeReports

Pope asks faithful to look into their hearts to see how they are living their lives

Pope Francis with Cardinal Nichols, Theresa May and police chiefs Below: Francis arrives at the conference and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe signs the trafficking declaration while Cardinal Nichols watches on (Flickr/Mazur)

Francis addresses Combating Human Trafficking Conference in the Vatican

Jordan's King Abdullah II, Pope Francis and and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal pose for photos during a private audience at the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse (CNS)

Trip to Holy Land will include a visit to the royal palace and a Mass celebration in a football stadium

Fr van der Lugt

The murdered priest successfully highlighted the suffering of Syrians in a western media that has grown tired of the conflict

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh present Pope Francis with a hamper of gifts Below: The Queen with the Pope (CNS) and video via RomeReports

Queen Elizabeth presents Pope with whisky and venison

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's audience with the Pope will take place in the pontiff’s study  (PA)

Visit will be the fifth time the Queen has been received by a pope in Rome