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Carmen Hernandez (Neocatechumenal Way)

Together with Kiko Arguello, Hernandez founded the Way in the 1960s

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, speaks during the conference (CNS)

The Vatican sponsored a panel discussion, Eliminating the Trafficking of Children and Youth, at the United Nations

Pope Francis checks his watch as he talks with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

In his time as Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi has encountered moments of great joy but also times which have required sensitive diplomacy

Flowers and stuffed toys are placed at a makeshift memorial to honour the victims of the Nice lorry attack (AP)

The Pontiff offered ‘a paternal and fraternal embrace to all of France’ after the lorry attack in Nice

Cardinal Robert Sarah's comments have caused a liturgical earthquake (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Refugees receive clothing from volunteers on a street in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Mobile medical unit was donated by the Vatican to a volunteer group of doctors and nurses

Forensic officers stand near a truck that ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Fr Lombardi said the Vatican shared in the suffering of victims after a lorry ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day

Blessed Alojzije Stepinac enters a Zagreb courtroom in 1946 (CNS file photo)

Catholic and Orthodox commission seeks to ‘clarify some questions of history’ regarding Blessed Alojzije Stepinac

Cardinal Robert Sarah (CNS)

Commentators have debated the Vatican’s ‘rebuke’, Latin translation and the future of the liturgy

Rescuers works at the scene of a train accident after two commuter trains collided head-on near the town of Andria, Italy (AP)

In a telegram, Francis entrusted the protection of the 23 people killed in the crash in the south of Italy to the Virgin Mary