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

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

Members of the St Peter's cricket team, from left, Deepak Anto, captain Anthony Currer, Ajeesh George, Davidson Jestus, and Pratheesh Thomas (PA)

Team to bring bat signed by Francis with them on tour of England

Pope Francis offered his prayers for 'all those affected' by the murders (AP)

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Archbishop Justin Welby throws up a ball while meeting members of St Peter's Cricket Club (CNS) Below: The Catholic Herald cartoon (Christian Adams)

Match to be played between St Peter’s Cricket Club and Church of England XI in September

Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi greets the Pope yesterday (AP)

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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

The game may take place at Lord's Cricket Ground (Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Church of England to take on Vatican team at Lord’s

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?

The glorious game of cricket (these players may not appear at the Vatican)

Following its football tournament, Rome will soon hear the sound of willow on leather

An England cricketer walks off the pitch as Pakistan's team celebrates (AP)

Breaking off sporting links with Pakistan would signal our displeasure at the way it treats minorities