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A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy (AP)

The magnitude six earthquake which struck in the early hours of Wednesday has left many dead

Pope Francis listens to a confession in St Peter's Basilica (PA)

Francis sent a message to bishops, priests and Church workers attending Italy’s annual week of liturgical studies

People carry a victim's coffin as they attend funeral services for victims of the suicide bombing in Gaziantep (AP)

A suicide bomber killed 51 people at a Kurdish wedding party on Saturday

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with French President Francois Hollande at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Pope Francis has met privately at the Vatican with President Hollande

Pope Francis (CNS)

The pontiff tells general audience that the faithful must demonstrate kindness not just in thought but by deeds

Members of the Missionaries of Charity attend a service marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in 2010 (CNS)

When is Mother Teresa’s canonisation?

All you need to know about Mother Teresa’s canonisation at the Vatican in September

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives to lead his general audience on August 10 (CNS)

The Pontiff told the faithful that Christians must demonstrate to the world how to display acts of mercy towards others

A nun and a visitor await the start of evening prayer on the eve of the 105th birth anniversary of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, at the Missionaries of Charity mother house in Calcutta (CNS)

Representatives of the Missionaries of Charity say they have plans for regular special Masses and prayer meetings to mark the canonisation that will take place on September 4

The stamp to mark the canonisation of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

The Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office announced the stamp’s release on Friday

Pope Francis greets the faithful at weekly general audience (AP)

Pope Francis tells general audience that the Olympics brings down barriers between people from different backgrounds