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Pope Francis receiving a football from Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (CNS)

Bishop of Salford says that Catholics are all selected for Francis’s team

Ofsted launched a series of no-notice inspections earlier this year (PA)

CES challenges Ofsted after it accused Suffolk school of failing to teach British values

Pope Francis is shown a dog by members of the Italian Federation of Canine Sports (PA/L'Osservatore Romano)

Commentators have shed doubt on the accuracy of a New York Times report

The Southern Water Christmas video

We Three Kings parodied in water company video

Former president of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese (PA)

The former president of Ireland will teach Irish Studies

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Gaudete Sunday (Photo: PA)

Pope made remark during homily on Gaudete Sunday

A woman who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar earier this year  sits with a child in Syria's northern town of Qamishli (CNS)

Francis meets patriarch and 350 bishops, priests and lay people from the Syriac Catholic Church

'Pope Francis obviously holds the Dalai Lama in very high regard but he will not be meeting any of the Nobel laureates,' a Vatican spokesman said (Photo: PA)

Decision seen as an attempt not to upset relations with Chinese government

Pope Francis venerates the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica marking feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Monstrance fished from Maryland reservoir is centerpiece of new adoration chapel at Baltimore shrine

Brass monstrance now placed in a chapel dedicated to vocations