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Pope Francis with Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, right, and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau at the Heichal Shlomo centre (PA)

Pope honoured by Israel’s voluntary emergency services organisation

Pope Francis left a note at the Wall in accordance with Jewish tradition. Below, he embraces his two friends (Photo: PA)

Pope also kissed hands of Holocaust survivors at Yad Vashem

Pope embraced Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud at sacred Jewish site

Pope Francis stands with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I as they meet outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (CNS)

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I make Common Declaration after meeting today

Archbishop Smith, left, and Cardinal Nichols (Photo: Mazur/

Archbishop Smith says recent statement ‘should not be misunderstood’

Archbishop Tomasi shakes hands with Claudio Grossmann, chairman of the UN Committee against Torture during a hearing in Geneva on May 5 (AP)

New report offers praise as well as criticism, according to the Boston Globe

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols appointed to the Congregation for Clergy and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.

A painting depicts St Philip Neri levitating while celebrating Mass

St Philip Neri (May 25) was beatified in 1615 and canonised just seven years later

The website of We are Church Austria with the Holzers' statement

Martha Holzer and her husband reportedly excommunicated for ‘simulating the Mass’

Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein (fourth from right) pictured with other members of the Constantinian Military Order of St George and Cardinal George Pell

Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein passes away at the age of 80