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Sir Elton John has praised Pope Francis again (PA)

The musician says the Pontiff has brought the Church ‘into the 21st century’

Ordination of Brother Peter Morris to the priesthood by Bishop Ralph Heskett (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Fr Peter Morris was ordained last week at St Mary’s Cathedral

St Peter's Square (CNS)

New Vatican book: Five key claims

Merchants in the Temple by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi features claims over canonisation Causes, property valuations and a break-in

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico (AP)

Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera has reportedly confirmed that the Pontiff will begin his visit to the country on February 12

Pope Francis (CNS)

Article quoting Pope Francis by Eugenio Scalfari is ‘in no way reliable’, says Vatican spokesman

Pope Francis also signs the cricket bat handed to him by Cardina Pell (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

St Peter’s Cricket Club beat the Church of England’s XI by 43 runs

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster at the closing synod session (CNS)

The Archbishop of Westminster gives interview in which he says synod process is ‘beginning to gain maturity’

Anti-Balaka fighters pictured in 2014 at a base in the south of Bangui (AP)

Reports suggest an attack on Muslim rebels has led to revenge attacks on Christians in the capital Bangui