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Vaitleaks defendants at the beginning of the trial in November: from left, Gianluigi Nuzzi, Emiliano Fittipaldi, Francesca Chaouqui and Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda (PA)

The prosecutors have requested Francesca Chaouqui serve three years and nine months in prison

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI greet each other at the special Vatican ceremony (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

The Pope has given an interview to Argentine newspaper La Nacion

Pope Francis with the Metropolitan Methodios of Boston during a private audience at the Vatican (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Pope Francis has addressed a delegation from the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI during a June 28 ceremony at the Vatican marking the 65th anniversary of the retired pope's priestly ordination. (CNS) photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The 65th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s ordination as a priest was celebrated at the Vatican with the retired pope and Pope Francis in attendance

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople speaking ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council (CNS)

The leaders said they hoped the Pan-Orthodox Council would become a regular event, taking place ‘every seven to 10 years’

Pope Francis with Catholicos Karekin II and Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan at Tzitzernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia (AP)

A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement accused the Pope of ‘bias’ and said he had ‘disappointed the Turkish people’

The homepage of the new website

The website has been launched by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Five people, including Blessed Elizabeth, will be declared saints on October 16

Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi casting her vote (PA)

Virginia Raggi, a member of the protest Five Star Movement, has been elected mayor of Italy’s capital

Muslim worshippers walk towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran for Eid al-Fitr was published by the Vatican last week