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The news of Fr Williams's death was announced on the Diocese of Northampton's website

Luton priest found dead in his car

Fr Joseph Williams died suddenly on Friday

Pope Francis announced the extraordinary synod in October last year  (CNS)

Francis gives thanks for the graces of 2013 on New Year’s Eve in St Peter’s Basilica

Barry and Margaret Mizen established the Jimmy Mizen Foundation folllowing their son's death (PA)

Murdered schoolboy’s parents receive MBE

The parents of Jimmy Mizen are recognised for their work following their son’s death

Tony Blair with Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York in 2007 (CNS)

Mr Blair is among key political experts invited by the Vatican for a meeting aimed at promoting peace in Syria

Archbishop Longley said that we should be slow to judge (PA)

Archbishop Longley said that parishes must reach out to victims of family breakdown

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

From January parishes will send groups of 25 people to attend the Masses

Benedict and Francis at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis and his predecessor met publicly for the second time since his election

Pope Francis greets pilgrims gathered for the Angelus today (CNS)

Pope also prays for western Christians who ‘encounter abridgements of liberty’

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi blessing (AP)

Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message

Francis kisses the statue of the Christ Child in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Holy Father says Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness