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The Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham has been boosted by a significant donation (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The money will be put towards major redevelopment of the shrine’s buildings

Pope Francis talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Vatican (AP)

Francis described Europe as ‘a barren woman’ during a speech at the European parliament in 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron is escorted by prison governer Stephen Ruddy as he tours HMP Onley in Rugby ahead of a major speech on prison reform (PA)

England and Wales’ lead bishop for prisons has said ‘prisoners should be treated as assets to our society rather than liabilities’

Pope Francis shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in February (AP)

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People walks past a Pope Francis banner outside a store in Mexico City (CNS)

The Vatican has updated the Holy Father’s itinerary for the upcoming papal visit

Sally Axworthy

Sally Axworthy will take over from Nigel Baker in August

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP/Alexander Khitrov)

Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill on February 12 in Cuba

Pope Francis at a Vatican conference last week (CNS)

A video message from Francis to the Mexican people has been released by the Vatican

Hampton Court Palace (PA)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols will celebrate Vespers in King Henry VIII’s chapel on Tuesday

Pope Francis greets the crowd during an audience with St Padre Pio prayer groups (CNS)

Members of the groups gathered in Rome to venerate the relics of St Padre Pio and St Leopold Mandic