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Announcement of Mgr Steven Lopes’s appointment made today

The prayer was revised by Benedict XVI in 2008 after he permitted wider celebration of Mass in the Extraordinary Form

Canon Paul McAleenan, a priest of the Diocese of Westminster, and Mgr John Wilson, a priest of the Diocese of Leeds, will be ordained in January

Bishop Arnold has says Salford parishes may be cut from 150 to 75 due to a lack of priests and a declining Catholic population

Gianna Masciantoni was kissed by the Pontiff during his visit to Philadelphia in September

Pope Francis has released video messages ahead of his visit to Central African Republic, Kenya and Uganda

Church of England angered by decision to refuse to show advert promoting prayer website prior to new Star Wars film

Francis says he hopes Year of Mercy can revive Confession and a better understanding of the Eucharist

A sneak preview of this week’s issue

Italian news agency Agi issued the report which the Vatican has not yet confirmed