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Pope Francis receiving the pizza

The Pope was travelling through Naples on Saturday

Women pray during a Mass at the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki (CNS)

Pope speaks to bishops after celebrations in Japan marked the 150th anniversary of a group of ‘hidden Christians’ openly professing their faith

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope has issued a letter in which he describes capital punishment as ‘cruel, inhumane and degrading’

Oscar Romero was beatified in May (AP)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols speaks at ecumenical service for Oscar Romero

Richard III's coffin inside Leicester Cathedral (PA)

Cardinal gives homily during historic ceremony in Leicester on Sunday

A statue of the Virgin Mary (CNS)

Bishops say Marian emails and texts circulated in Ivory Coast may disturb public order

Cardinal Kasper (CNS)

The cardinal says he hopes the synod would find a ‘common answer, with a large majority’

The Pope holds a pocket-sized version of the Gospel that was distributed by the homeless during the Angelus (AP)

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Bishop Launay Saturne of Jacmel, Haiti  (CNS/Bob Roller)

‘The teachers are not being paid. The schools are in bad shape,’ says Bishop Launay Saturne

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe shows the relic of St Januarius's blood to Pope Francis (AP/Andrew Medichini)

The blood last liquefied in a pope’s presence in 1848