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Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff’s comments in his ‘state of the world’ address gave socialists and humanists a chance to engage with his criticism of our throwaway culture

Pope was given the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide in June

Sale will raise funds for soup kitchen in Rome

Barry and Margaret Mizen

Father of murdered schoolboy on being named in the New Year’s Honours List and his quest to keep his son’s memory alive

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur)

Francis makes announcement during Angelus address

Two girls watch as a boy plays with a 10ft high doll’s house built in the 1870s (PA)

The MPs who won’t let boys be boys

There is a baffling political crusade to replace toys for girls and boys with ‘gender-neutral’ knick-knacks

The news of Fr Williams's death was announced on the Diocese of Northampton's website

Luton priest found dead in his car

Fr Joseph Williams died suddenly on Friday

The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church

Pope Francis also said that he is not offended when some people call him a Marxist (CNS)

Pope Francis has said that women must not be “clericalised”

Pope Francis (AP)

The widespread appeal of Pope Francis, named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, must not be wasted

Pro-life campaigners outside Leinster House in Dublin in June (PA)

Ann Widdecombe, Eve Farren and Peter D Williams on how to end the abortion impasse