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Pope Francis pushes open the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Benedict XVI was in attendance when Francis opened the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Vatican judges have agreed for several prominent Vatican officials to be called to give evidence in trial over leaked documents

Corinne Barber and Archbishop Leo Cushley

Family of Corinne Barber, who may only have months to live, raised £9,000 to fund a pilgrimage to Rome

Rodrigo de la Serna stars in a scene from the movie Call Me Francesco. Below, Sergio Hernandez as Cardinal Bergoglio (Photos: CNS)

World premiere of Call Me Francesco attended by Rome’s homeless and refugees from Eritrea

Italian police and carabinieri officers patrol in St Peter's Square at the Vatican (Photo: AP)

Two of the accused were expelled from Italy and another was arrested in Kosovo

The UN's COP21 Climate Change Conference (AP)

Pope Francis has said it would be ‘tragic’ if special interests won out over the common good

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul last year (AP)

A Vatican delegation has travelled to Istanbul on Monday for the feast of St Andrew the Apostle

From left, Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi, public relations expert Francesca Chaouqui and Mgr Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda sit during their trial at the Vatican last week (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Reporter Emiliano Fittipaldi and his lawyer raised an objection at the start of today’s hearing

The Vatican's 2015 Christmas stamps feature a manuscript illumination of the Holy Family by an unknown artist from the 15th century (CNS)

Vatican Christmas stamps revealed

The image by an unknown artist is drawn from the Vatican Library

Journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi, left, and Gianluigi Nuzzi will attend the Vatican court for the trial (AP)

The trial of five people charged with offences related to the leaking of documents gets underway at the Vatican today