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Couples listen to the homily during a mass wedding for the poor at St Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri Church in Makati City, Philippines (CNS)

The ceremony at St Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri Church was part of the the Philippine bishops’ Year of the Poor

Pope Francis speaks during the traditional greeting to the Roman Curia in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican (CNS)

The Pope gave his annual talk to the Curia on Monday

Kylo Ren, the bad guy in Star Wars:The Force Awakens

L’Osservatore Romano’s film review not impressed by JJ Abrams’ blockbuster

Pope Francis pictured at the Nativity scene in St Peter's Square last year (CNS)

The figures will be used in Nativity scenes across Italy this Christmas

An Iraqi Christian refugee girl holds a souvenir of the Holy Family as a boy looks on at a church in Hazmiyeh, near Beirut (CNS/Reuters)

Two Catholic politicians have written a letter signed by 60 colleagues calling on the prime minister to exert influence on the UN

Former archbishop Józef Wesołowski pictured in Santo Domingo in 2009 (CNS)

Former archbishop, Jozef Wesolowski, was taken ill shortly before he was due to stand trial

Pope Francis blows a candle on a birthday cake he was presented by a group of youths of the Catholic Action he received during a private audience at the Vatican  (L'Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)

The children have spent the year helping migrants

Blessed Mary Elizabeth is a Righteous Among the Nations

Blessed Mary Elizabeth saved the lives of more than 60 people

Prince Charles addressed the audience yesterday (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

He tells religious leaders that urgent action is needed to save the faith in Iraq and elsewhere

Crowds await the arrival of Pope Francis for his Mass in Mother Teresa Square in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Vatican has recognised a second miracle attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa