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Lord Patten of Barnes (PA)

Lord Patten of Barnes’ lecture for the English and Welsh bishops’ World Communications Day

Chris Patten (PA)

British peer offers scathing critique of the Holy See’s current communications structures

Cardinal Kasper asked 'what will the future of ecumenism be in the 21st century?' (CNS)

Cardinal Walter Kasper addressed the Ecclesiological Investigations conference on Saturday

Pope Francis urged Franciscan friars to hold true to their charism of fraternity, humility and poverty (CNS)

Pope Francis held an audience with Fransican leaders yesterday

Pakistani Christians have faced persecution for some time

‘This is simple growing hatred against Christians,’ says human rights activist

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at St Peter's Basilica (CNS/Angelo Carconi, EPA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/05/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Residents displaced due to the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Malakal, South Sudan (CNS)

According to the United Nations, fighting in South Sudan has ‘worsened considerably’ in recent weeks

Pope Francis in discussion with Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi at last year's synod (CNS)

Publication is expected ‘in a few weeks’, according to statement released by the Vatican

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, President of the IOR (PA)

The bank made a profit of £49m last year, its annual report has revealed

Votes are cast in Friday's referendum (PA)

L’Osservatore Romano responds to Ireland’s vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage