Click 'play' above to watch a live feed of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi blessing.
"Urbi et Orbi" translates as "to the city (of Rome) and to the world".
More top news
David Cameron sets out his case for British jets and drones to strike so-called Islamic State targets in Syria in an address to the Commons.
A drink-driver who "destroyed the lives" of two mothers was allowed to have his curfew lifted so he could go on a foreign stag party.
Demonstrators have blockaded the entrance tunnel to Heathrow Airport in apparent protest at plans to build a third runway.