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A previous Boko Haram bombing, this one in Madalla (CNS)

Churches will now be protected by barricades and metal detectors

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke about the extraordinary synod during his general audience this morning

Food bank items at Wandsworth foodbank at St Mary's Church, south London (PA)

Bishop Terence Drainey responds to comments made by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Cardinal Turkson backed the international online bullying awareness campaign at the Vatican yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/12/14

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

A guard tower at Guantanamo Bay naval base (CNS)

Church officials and campaigners respond to Senate Intelligence Committee report

Prince Charles looks at a gift presented to him with Archbishop Habib of Basra, Iraq, during a visit to meet Iraqi Christians, in London (PA)

Prince tells Iraqi Christians they are ‘literally following in the footsteps of the Holy Family’

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster alongside Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe at the conference (CNS)

Pope Francis sends message to London human trafficking conference

Pope Francis delivers his blessing while praying at a statue of Mary overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome yesterday (CNS)

Francis also prays that Catholics have the courage ‘to go against the current’

Pop Francis speaking at the Vatican this week (CNS)

Francis has called on world leaders and people of faith to work together to rid the world of the threat of nuclear weapons

Pope Francis at the extraordinary synod in October (CNS)

Document includes 46 questions for national bishops’ conferences around the world