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Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II  (CNS)

Pontiff convokes consistory of cardinals to approve canonisation dates

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican in May (CNS)

Encyclical bears the clear influence of Benedict XVI

Francis said the encyclical was 'written with four hands': his and Benedict XVI's (AP)

The Pontiff reflects on the importance of faith in the 21st century

Pope Francis (AP)

Pontiff marks Year of Faith with major teaching document

Apostleship of the Sea national director Martin Foley (©apostleshipofthesea.org.uk)

Apostleship of the Sea to raise concerns with British Home Office

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Seventy years after massacres, archbishops call on people to ‘come together as brothers’

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Lumen Fidei appears just four months after the Pontiff’s election

Pope Francis (Photo: PA)

We are saved by Jesus and no one can take away this ‘identity card’, says Pope at Mass

Anti-Morsi protesters celebrate in Cairo today
(Khalil Hamra/AP/Press Association Images)

Persecution of Christians has risen ‘exponentially’, says bishop

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt (Photo: PA)

Bishop Patrick Lynch calls for ‘balanced debate’ as Department of Health consultation gets underway