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A flag bearing the name of Krakow at the last World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Just 16 months to go to celebration as Vatican delegation approves programme

St Teresa of Avila was born 500 years ago today in Gotarrendura, Spain

The witty Spanish saint was, in some ways, the Pope Francis of her time

The completed stone tomb of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral following his reinterment (Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

More than 20,000 people have visited the king’s coffin

Pope Francis opens a session of the family synod (AP/Andrew Medichini)

Far from having any hidden agenda, Francis genuinely does not know what to do about the divorced and remarried

A group photograph of the homeless during their visit to the Sistine Chapel  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Holy Father asked the group to pray for him: ‘I’m in need of prayers by people like you’

Cardinal Nichols with Pope Francis at a meeting at the Vatican on human trafficking
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop of Westminster says new law will increase support and protection for victims

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Pope and president at a previous meeting last year (PA)

It will be the first time that Pope Francis has ever visited the United States

Cardinal Reinhard Marx says the German Church is 'not just a subsidiary of Rome' (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Localism, at the expense of universalism, is a deadly poison for Catholics

Pope Francis greets Michael Haines (PA)

Mike Haines met Pope Francis at his general audience this week