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A girl kisses a picture of Pope Francis inside Manila cathedral (CNS photo/Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA)

Pope had requested money went to victims of last year’s disaster

The traditionally Anglican programme will broadcast from Catholic churches

Songs of Praise to include Masses

TV show to include services from other Christian denominations

Penitents wait in line for confession (CNS)

The state has the right to know many things, but it has no jurisdiction over matters of conscience

Pope Francis kisses an infant as he makes his way to Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day Way. Catholicism is losing ground across the region (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Large numbers adopting evaneglical Protestantism or leaving religion

Philip Johnson

From 2009, our interview with the US seminarian with inoperable brain cancer

Pope Francis wipes his eyes at the start of the morning session of the synod yesterday (CNS)

There is good reason to discuss what can be done pastorally within the context of doctrinal truth

Pope Francis (PA)

The report merely reflects what Italian Jesuit theologians have been saying for decades

A Swiss Guard salutes as Pope Francis leaves the synod (CNS)

Cardinal Erdő makes announcement during first synod session

Nikki Breaterman with her famly

Nikki Breaterman suffers from acute myeloid leukaemia

'The peace challenges what I like most about the Catholic Mass – namely, the privacy of prayer' (CNS)

How the sign of peace disturbs me

While exchanging the sign everyone gets up, shakes hands, gives hugs and sometimes kisses – I’ve even witnessed a full-blown snog