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The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Leaked Government plans include proposal to sack charity trustees deemed ‘extremist’

Pope Francis also signs the cricket bat handed to him by Cardina Pell (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

St Peter’s Cricket Club beat the Church of England’s XI by 43 runs

The Bosco Brothers use rap to appeal to young people

Salesians are using rap to share their faith with young people

Erica Firpo at the Empty Vatican event, where Instagrammers were allowed in to take pictures

Lucky Instagrammers had the place to themselves for one evening

'The abuse crisis was caused by abusers in the first place, but the crisis became a catastrophe because many bishops were not properly capable of oversight' (CNS)

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

Pope Francis reaches out to Catholic pupil Omodelei Ojo in New York last month (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/10/15

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

Paul Ryan speaks in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Six of the last eight House Speakers have been Catholic

Pope Francis welcomed over a hundred leaders of the World Jewish Congress (PA)

Pope Francis made the remarks in a private meeting with the World Jewish Congress

Fr Jack Murad, the Syrian priest abducted and held in captivity by IS for three months (BBC)

Fr Jack Murad said he feared for his life after he was abducted by ISIS as he speaks about the ordeal for the first time

Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. China does not let the Pope choose his bishops (Photo: PA)

China scraps one-child family policy

The ruling Communist Party has called time on the controversial policy amid concerns over its ageing population