Pope Francis gestures while speaking to journalists aboard the flight from South Korea to Italy on Monday. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic collision in Argentina. The dead include a baby of (...)

Jose Salvador Alvarenga gestures to El Salvador’s foreign minister Jaime Miranda amid his arrival at Comalapa airport in San Luis Talpa on the outskirts of San Salvador this morning. Mr Alvarenga was barely able to speak, sobbing as dozens of curiosity-seekers craned for a glimpse of him. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters 1:22

A Salvadoran man who told the authorities he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean before washing ashore in the Marshall Islands has ret(...)

People queue  to see the relics of St Anthony in Dublin last month. Photograph: Collins Photography

The recent visit of the relics of Saint Anthony of Padua drew thousands of faithful throughout an eight-day Irish tour. It is estimated that 30,000 al(...)

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins told El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes that the Irish people knew well from the Northern Ireland peace process of the need “to understand the tasks of ethical memory”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has drawn parallels between the conflicts in El Salvador and Northern Ireland on his first visit to the Latin American cou(...)

President Michael D Higgins will visit Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica over the next week. Photograph: Inpho

President Michael D Higgins kicks off an official visit to three countries in Central and South America today.With engagements in Mexico, El Salvador (...)

No one got on well on El Silencio island, certainly not the prisoners nor their children nor their babies taken away from Esma, the torture cen(...)