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Pope Francis greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following a canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square earlier this year (PA)

Archbishop Gallagher makes call for two-state solution ‘as soon as possible’

Pope Francis with members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope urges members of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy ‘to have the courage to move away from the margins of safety’

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Michael Jackels after presenting him with a pallium (CNS)

The value of receiving the pallium publicly from the hands of the Successor of Peter will be lost

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis reflected on the hurt family members can cause each other in his latest general audience talk

The Vatican said that women were exploited in both the developed and developing world (CNS)

The instrumentum laboris criticises the surrogate culture of ‘wombs for rent’

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, presented the document at a press conference today (PA)

The Vatican has released the instrumentum laboris for October’s synod

Pope Francis (CNS)

Full text: Laudato Si’

The encyclical letter of the Holy Father Francis – Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

Jeb Bush greets voters after a town hall meeting at the Derry Opera House yesterday (PA)

Ahead of the publication of the encyclical on the environment, the presidential hopeful said Francis should stay out of politics

Cardinal Vincent Nichols talks with Pope Francis at the extraordinary Synod of Bishops last year (CNS)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop Peter Doyle among those who will attend October’s synod on the family

Pope Francis gives a blessing to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday