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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

Pope Francis passes Mexico flag in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Pope’s use of the term ‘Mexicanisation’ was not meant as an insult to the Mexican people, according to spokesman

St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

Rome on high alert with Islamic State just 300 miles from Italy

Pope Francis at the Vatican (CNS)

The Vatican balance sheet ought not to be a matter of global interest, for its fortune is relatively small

Cologne: richer than Rome  (PA)

Cologne diocese published its 2013 accounts yesterday, showing that it has assets of €3.35 billion

Pope Francis (AP)

Mass offered at the Vatican for Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS in Libya

A man is comforted as he mourns the murder of the  Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS terrorists (PA)

Egypt bomb ISIS targets in Libya

Two waves of air strikes targeted training camps and weapon storage areas

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican representative vows to remain in Libya in solidarity with Catholic community