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San Lorenzo celebrate a goal in their win over Auckland City (PA)

San Lorenzo will play in Club World Cup Final after victory over Auckland City

Iraqi Kurdish forces survey a bridge rigged with explosives by Islamic State militants, as they inspect the area in Zumar, Iraq. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)

Kurdish forces are claiming their biggest victory yet against Islamic State militants

A screenshot of the video appeal

Bishop Egan of Portsmouth issues video message urging Catholics to ‘come home for Christmas’

The surgery ward in a hospital in Bor, South Sudan (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop says a year-long war has led to a ‘miserable situation’ and badly damaged the country’s infrastructure

Cardinal Dolan (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Dolan told fellow bishops that ‘reforms are necessary’ but that the group’s leader would not co-operate

Pope Francis (CNS)

7,000 dancers plan to tango in Rome for Francis’s 78th birthday.

An Olympic venue? (CNS)

St Peter’s Square could be Olympics venue

Archery may be held in Vatican if Rome wins 2024 Olympics bid

Hundreds of people left flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney (PA)

Archbishop Fisher speaks at memorial service after two hostages killed in deadly end to Sydney siege

Women religious join hands with others during Mass celebrated at the US-Mexico border in June (CNS)

Vatican release report on Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States of America

Mgr  John Armitage has been appointed the new Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (© Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Cardinal Nichols has praised Mgr Armitage for his ‘remarkable pastoral drive’