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Pope Francis lights a candle during an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi

Pope Francis focused on peace in his morning homily before leaving for Assisi (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Pope reflected on peace during his morning homily before travelling to Assisi

Pope Francis speaks to faithful gathered in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis will pray for peace with leaders of other religions in the Italian town on Tuesday

A detainee at Guantanamo Bay (AP)

Former detainees are taking up arms against America. The US’s strategy appears to have misfired

The iconic image of Aylan Kurdi moved millions around the globe (AP)

Retweeting and changing your profile picture feeds the beast of social media but really changes very little

A US bishop celebrates Mass at which relics of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta were on display in 2010 (CNS)

Quotes by Mother Teresa on love, peace and poverty

Tony Blair addresses  troops in Basra in 2004 (PA)

It is only thanks to just war theory that we can articulate why the invasion was immoral

Iraqi Christians at Mass last Christmas Eve in a Christian refugee camp in Irbil, northern Iraq (AP)

British diplomats and French leaders were among those to warn about religious conflict in post-invasion Iraq

Tony Blair and George Bush outside Downing Street in 2003 (PA)

Tony Blair presented evidence on weapons of mass destruction ‘with a certainty that was not justified’, inquiry finds

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (AP)

Pope Francis sent a message to the summit urging participants to ‘contribute in a real way to alleviate the sufferings of millions’