Pope Francis arrives to give a mass in Holguin, Cuba, a cradle of Catholic faith and home of Fidel and Raul Castro. Photograph: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

During the visit of Pope Francis to the US, which starts on Tuesday, the pontiff will address a group of 200 poor and sick beneficiaries of Catholic c(...)

Cubans attend a Catholic service in Havana. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

In four days, Pope Francis, the first pope from Latin America, will touch down in two of the least Catholic countries in the Americas: Cuba and the Un(...)

Pope Francis celebrates his final mass on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, in which he called for “a church capable of walking beside people, of doing more than simply listening to them”. Photograph:  Reuters/Luca Zennaro

Pope Francis closed his week-long visit to Brazil yesterday by calling on young Catholics to go out from their parishes and evangelise among the “i(...)