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Bishop John Arnold of Salford (Mazur/

‘The Mercy Bus is a way of reaching out to people who might not otherwise have contact with the Church,’ Bishop John Arnold of Salford said

Pope Francis prays with the Rev Jens-Martin Kruse during a visit to the Lutheran church (Photo: AP)

The Pope tells Lutheran woman to ‘talk to the Lord’ in discerning whether or not to participate in Communion

People arrive at Notre-Dame Cathedral for the memorial service (PA)

Armed police kept guard of the cathedral during the service on Sunday evening

Tributes are left at the La Carillon restaurant in Paris, following the attacks in the French capital (PA)

Pope tells Italian TV station he is ‘shaken and pained’ by the attacks on the French capital

Police outside the Bataclan concert hall, where many were killed by terrorists last night (AP)

‘We are shocked by this new manifestation of maddening, terrorist violence and hatred,’ says Vatican press office

Pope Francis (CNS)

At morning Mass the Pope says we must not forget ‘how this world will pass away’

Cuban President Raul Castro and Pope Francis next to the crucifix made of oars (Photo: AP)

The Pope received the cross from President Raul Castro during his trip to Cuba

A French peacekeeping soldier patrols the streets of Bangui, Central African Republic (Photo: CNS)

Church leaders say visit will go ahead despite warning from French government officials

Archbishop George J Lucas (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Diocesan official says community has already born ‘incredible fruit’

Bishop Edward J Burns of Juneau said the Church stands with victims of abuse (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Bishop Burns said that victims of abuse help the Church to understand her mistakes