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Hundreds of people left flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney (PA)

Archbishop Fisher speaks at memorial service after two hostages killed in deadly end to Sydney siege

The Vatican cricket team's #putoutyourbats tribute to Philip Hughes (Picture from @cardravasi)

St Peter’s players to attend Mass to mourn Australian batsman

Archbishop Anthony Fisher (CNS)

Anthony Fisher was installed yesterday as the new Archbishop of Sydney

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (CNS)

Pope Francis writes to Tony Abbott ahead of G20 summit in Brisbane

Cardinal George Pell Below: Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols says family synod called faithful ‘to walk alongside people in difficult situations’

Pope Francis talks with students from different countries as part of the Scholas.Social project (PA) Below: Video report (CNS)

Francis answers questions from pupils on five continents via Google Hangouts

Afghan illegal migrants detained en route to Australai (AP)

Church calls for release of all refugees

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS)

Cardinal Pell: Ashes revenge is sweet

‘Turn the other cheek doesn’t quite fit the England–Australia battle,’ says Australian cardinal

Australia captain Michael Clarke confronts England's James Anderson during the closing stages at The Gabba (PA)

The Australian captain told one English player to ‘get ready for a broken arm’. Is this really what the Ashes is all about now?

Tom Roberts’s Allegro Con Brio: Bourke Street West (circa 1885-86)

Art review: Australia, Royal Academy

Despite some evocative landscapes, the latest RA blockbuster struggles to squeeze two centuries of art from an entire continent into an exhibition of 200 works