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'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

Francis says in his homily that people who criticise others lack ‘the courage to look at their own defects’

Armed rebel fighters calling themselves Seleka patrol the streets in Bangui (Photo: CNS)

Missionary says bodies are left in the street after fighting leaves at least 60 dead

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will also venerate the icon of Our Lady of Bonaria during the trip next Sunday

The future Pope pictured at a subway in Buenos Aires in 2008 (CNS)

Book claims Fr Bergoglio’s network sheltered dissidents at risk of being murdered by regime

Pope Francis wrote an open letter to La Repubblica (AP)

Francis responds to Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Italian newspaper, La Repubblica

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Mazur)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals Pope was keen to “assert his respect for the Queen”

Fr Blake wrote that 'the poor challenge our complacency' (PA)

Bishop Conry says Fr Ray Blake’s comments ‘make sense’

Peter Jennings with Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster says ‘Peter will be sorely missed’

Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas with Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Communications/www.rcdow.org.uk)

Archbishop Nichols says Church ‘promotes a just peace for all in the Holy Land’

Civilians displaced by recent fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels carry their belongings as they walk along a road in Kibati village near Goma (CNS)

Fighting between government and rebels has left many ‘suffering from lack of food, shelter and clothes’, says Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele