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Pope Francis: 'Bishops must have ecclesial sensitivity' (CNS)

Francis addressed the bishops of Italy at the opening their annual general assembly at the Vatican

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

In March 500 priests in Britain signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family synod to issue a ‘firm proclamation’ upholding Church teaching

People attend a memorial vigil in Nairobi, Kenya, earlier this month for the 147 people killed in an attack on Garissa University College (CNS)

Francis met Kenyan bishops at the Vatican and urged them to promote peace, dialogue and justice.

HMP Wandsworth in London (PA)

Bishop Richard Moth said that British prisons are overcrowded and under-resourced

Tagle spoke at the Catholic University of America on Monday (CNS)

Cardinal Tagle pays tribute to Gaudium et Spes in speech at the at the Catholic University of America

People gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Kano, Nigeria, last year (PA)

Bishops speak out ahead ahead of re-scheduled general elections

'The bishops’ 2015 letter the letter is of use to all voters – not just Catholics – in casting their votes this May' (PA)

The bishops’ 2015 letter reminds the reader that there is a moral obligation on all voters to exercise their franchise

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released a letter ahead of this year’s general election

'Yvette Cooper was was instrumental in defeating Fiona Bruce's amendment' (PA)

The UK abortion industry’s stranglehold on MPs is now so tight that even a modest clarification of an existing law was not possible

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church