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Pope Francis creates five new saints in canonisation ceremony

Pope Francis creates five new saints, including Britain's Cardinal John Henry Newman - one of the Catholic Church's most renowned converts - and a nun dubbed the "Mother Teresa of Brazil". Heads of state from across the world attended the canonisation ceremony, which also raised a Swiss laywoman as well …

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Bill Clinton, Salma Hayek and others pay tribute to Jacques Chirac

Former US President Bill Clinton, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso or Mexican actress Salma Hayek are among the celebrities coming out of Saint-Sulpice church after paying their final respects to France ex-president Jacques Chirac as France held a national day of mourning for the popular former head of state. IMAGES

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Chirac funeral cortege leaves Les Invalides

The hearse carrying Jacques Chirac's coffin leaves the Invalides to go to the Church of Saint Sulpice in Paris, where a service is held in honour of the former President of France, who died on Thursday aged 86. IMAGES

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Military honours are paid to Chirac

Military honours are paid to Jacques Chirac at the Invalides military complex in Paris in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, before the solemn service at Saint-Sulpice church. IMAGES

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Dignitaries arrive at Saint-Sulpice for Chirac funeral

Dignitaries from all over the world arrive at Saint-Sulpice church in Paris to pay tribute to Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday aged 86. Dozens of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, are expected in Paris to pay their final respects to France's late president as the country holds …

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Mourners gather outside Saint-Sulpice for Chirac funeral

Mourners gather outside Saint-Sulpice church in Paris ahead of the funeral of Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday aged 86. Dozens of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, are expected in Paris to pay their final respects to France's late president as the country holds a national day of …

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