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Brian Friel, one of Ireland's foremost playwrights, died this morning (PA)

One of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, Friel was educated at Maynooth

Cardinal Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols urged them ‘to let the Holy Spirit fire your imaginations’

People await news of loved-ones at local fairgrounds after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Chris Harper-Mercer was reportedly asking victims their religion before shooting them

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Meeting ‘should not be considered a form of support of her position’

Pope Francis kisses a child during a visit to the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, in 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis has released his message for the 2016 World Day for Migrants and Refugees

Bishop Egan (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Egan: ‘We want to to hear from anyone who no longer identifies as Catholic’

Cardinal Nichols at the Red Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Diocese of Westminster Flickr photostream)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/10/15

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

Wales players celebrate their 25-28 win on Saturday (Photo: PA)

Priest’s celebration during Mass the next day makes headlines

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, right, walks with Imam Oumar Kobine Layama (Photo: CNS)

Clashes in Bangui have left dozens dead, according to the UN

A mineworker in Chudja, Congo, handles a piece of gold (Photo: CNS)

Extraction of minerals for mobiles and laptops still leading to abuses, say bishops