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A Palestinian throws back a gear gas canister during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Bethlehem (Photo: AP)

Bishop Lang expresses concern over escalating violence in Israel and Palestine

Pope Francis kisses and blesses Michael Keating  (Joseph Gidjunis/World Meeting of Families via AP)

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 for 10-year-old with cerebral palsy

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured in Syria last month (PA)

The Prime Minister has backed a new report by Aid to the Church in Need into the global persecution of Christians

Cardinal Gerhard Müller with Pope Francis (CNS)

The German cardinal refused to confirm or deny whether he signed a letter allegedly sent to Pope Francis criticising new synod procedures

Members of the Missionaries of Charity  (CNS)

The new rules have made it easier for single and divorced people to adopt

Pope Francis arrives for the afternoon session of the synod on Saturday (AP)

Pope Francis reportedly responded to the letter by underlining support for procedures

Fr Mourad is free (AFP)

Syrian priest kidnapped by ISIS is free

Fr Jacques Mourad celebrated his first Mass yesterday

Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart said Christians felt hope after the Russian intervention (AP)

Aleppo archbishop says Christians in the country feel hope thanks to Putin’s involvement

Cardinal Nichols (Photo: CNS)

Family is the most important thing in people’s lives, the cardinal said

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