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Pope Francis and EU Parliament President Martin Schulz Below: Francis addresses MEPs (PA)

The Pope’s speech in Strasbourg marks a huge shift in the Church’s stance on the EU

JRR Tolkien in 1967 (Photo: PA)

Books blog: Dr Holly Ordway’s Not God’s Type recounts a fascinating and uplifting journey

Jordan Matson, the former US soldier who reportedly joined the fight against ISIS

ISIS stands for kidnap, murder, slavery and threats of terror – no one anywhere should support it

A scene from John Lewis's 'Monty the Penguin' advert Below: Sainsburys' First World War effort

Christmas has become so debased in Britain perhaps it should be renamed to avoid confusion with the real thing

Cardinal Robert Sarah (CNS)

The Church in Africa has a sharp understanding of the transcendent and sacred

Bill Murray (PA)

Bill Murray is not the only celeb in love with the Old Mass

The Pope kisses the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users during his time as Cardinal in Buenos Aire (CNS)

The most formative influence on Pope Francis has been the poverty of the ordinary people in his native Buenos Aires

Cardinal Francis George gives a final blessing during a rite of welcome ceremony for his successor as Archbishop of Chicago (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Francis George would ‘really, really like to have a heart-to-heart with Francis': so too would many of the rest of us

A priest take photos on a tablet as Francis celebrates Mass (CNS)

Why we’ve changed and what you can expect from us

Some well-behaved Polish people awaiting the Pope (PA)

Krakow is sick of the behaviour of British drunks