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Pope Francis hears Confession in Brazil, World Youth Day (PA)

By going to Confession, Pope Francis demonstrates the point that we are all in this together

Pope Francis meets with President Obama

Pope Francis welcomed President Obama to the Vatican for a private meeting during which they were expected to discuss issues of social justice

Secrets of the Vatican aired last night on Channel 4 (CNS)

Secrets of the Vatican asks some worthy questions but makes sweeping statements at points

Irish abuse victim Marie Collins Below: Collins speaks in a video interview (CNS)

Marie Collins nominated by Pope Francis to sit on the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minor

A shelf of books in the Vatican library (CNS)

Documents that have up until now only been accessible to scholars to be digitised over the next four years

Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo signed the human trafficking accord on behalf of the Pope (CNS)

Global Freedom Network launched at Vatican news conference

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea (CNS)

Pope Francis meets privately with the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church at the Vatican

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope makes comments in video message to residents in Buenos Aires’ shantytown

Pope Francis’s election

Vatican Television releases never-before-seen footage of Pope Francis on the day he was elected

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis: In his own words

Selected quotes from the first year of Francis’s pontificate