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Pope Francis (AP)

Francis indicates he will push ahead with reforms of Church governance in interview with La Repubblica

Pope Francis reads a speech during a meeting with catechists  in the Paul VI hall (CNS)

Pope Francis outlined three important points for catechists in an address on Friday

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

Bishop Tebartz-van Elst was accused of extravagance for building a £12.5 million diocesan centre

John Paul II was elected in 1978 and will be canonised next year

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonised on April 27 2014

Man walks along battered street in Homs, Syria

In a letter released by ACN, Father Frans van der Lugt wrote about the desperate situation in Homs

Pope Francis issued his first excommunication since become Pope in March (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Australian priest had continued to act publicly as a priest after having priestly facilities removed

Ukrainian Catholic leader Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk says EU is ‘like a teenager … who needs a Christian education’

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope was speaking during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae

Archbishop Welby has also condemned Pakistan's blasphemy laws (CNS)

Archbishop Welby said those killed in Peshawar on Sunday were attacked for their faith

Pope John Paul II kisses the floor of the prison cell of Father Maximilian Kolbe (CNS)

The saint’s relics will be venerated in Notre Dame de France church in Leicester Square