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Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

‘We need to look at the world not as an enemy that is indifferent to the Gospel,’ says Archbishop Longley

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, prays in the ruined Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord  in Palo earlier this month Below: More devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan (CNS)

Ordination ceremonies take place amid the ruins of typhoon-ravaged cathedral

Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

Father Kevin Doran reveals why he quit the board of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Pope Francis (CNS)

Sacramental power must not be ‘too closely identified with power in general,’ writes Pope

Pope Francis  (AP)

Francis lays out vision for outreach at every level of Church

Archbishop Rino Fisichella  (CNS)

Apostolic exhortation an ‘invitation to recover a prophetic and positive vision of reality’

Pope Francis: 'A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development' (PA)

Pope writes that the faithful have ‘obligation to defend those whose basic right to life is under attack’

Pope Francis released his first apostolic exhortation today (CNS)

Key quotes from Evangelii Gaudium

Pope Francis covers a range of issues – including abortion, evangelisation, and Islam – in first apostolic exhortation

Pope Francis's document 'take everything from the synod on new evangelisation and puts it in a wider framework' (PA)

Francis’s first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, is published today

Pope Francis shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a private audience. Below: The pair sit down for talks (CNS and video via Rome Reports )

Peace in the Middle East top of the agenda as Pontiff welcomes Russian President to the Vatican