Pope Francis asks we pray for those who risk their lives fighting for fundamental human rights in dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and also democracies in crisis.
Pope Francis said: 'the pandemic is still spreading ... that is today’s scandal. Vaccines are an essential tool in this fight.'
Pope Francis suspended individual celebrations of Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, to which Cardinal Sarah "humbly begs" that he reinstates.
Pope Francis wrote a 'kind, personal' message to Assange, currently in British maximum security prison.
The Vatican is normally reticent to speak on the pontiff's health, but Pope Francis talked of his death and how he sees himself spending his final days.
As Italy enters their third lockdown, Pope Francis' public events will once again be broadcasted online.
The Polish Bishops' Conference will entrust the country to Saint Joseph later this year.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki said: 'He [Biden] would say, I know the Pope has spoken to the safety and efficacy of all three vaccines.'
He said: 'Blood does not solve anything. Let dialogue prevail!'
Experts are calling it the most important discovery in the last 60 years.