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Pope Francis talks to Bishop Fabio Fabene and Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri outside the Vatican synod hall (AP)

Francis announces new dicastery at session of the family synod

A Nepalese woman weeps during a prayer service at the Church of the Assumption, the site of a bomb explosion which killed two and wounded 15 in 2009. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

Fears grow among Christians in Nepal

Concern about security is growing following the bombing of three churches

Durham University's University College at Durham Castle

The collection contains 70,000 volumes of books of Catholic interest

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Italy next month (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Reports: Iranian leader to visit Vatican

Hassan Rouhani will visit Pope Francis next month according to a report by Reuters

Cardinal Gerhard Müller is part of the German language group (CNS)

The group provided detailed suggestions for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics who want to receive the sacraments

Cardinal Tagle gives a food bag to a refugee family as they arrive at a transit camp in Idomeni, Greece (CNS)

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

At his general audience, the Pope prayed for the intercession of ‘the pope of the family’, St John Paul II

A shot from the Amnesty campaign film

Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Ireland

Sir James will write the piece for the 2017 event

The celebration in 2017 will be attended by Pope Francis

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz,  the rapporteur of Circulus Anglicus 'A' (CNS)

The full report of Circulus Anglicus ‘A’