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Benedict XVI, assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, arrives for Pope Francis's encounter with the elderly in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The joy of the gospel, says Pope Benedict, lies in the authentic truth about God

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope encourages Christians to be passionate for “the proclamation of the joy of the Gospel” in message for World Mission Sunday

Pope Francis  (AP)

Francis lays out vision for outreach at every level of Church

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

‘Missionary spirit is not only about geographical territories, but about cultures and individuals’

Bishop Philip Egan

It is no longer enough, Bishop Egan says, to spread the faith by teaching it

Michelangelo's Last Judgment (CNS photo)

The drama of salvation is one in which we all play a part, whether we like it or not

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor receives his biretta from Blessed Pope John Paul II in 2001 (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor tells Luke Coppen about his hopes for unity and the joy of choosing a pope

Fr David Forrester says that the ideal bishop is a gifted evangelist who lives alongside his flock

The World Youth Day Facebook page (Photo: CNS)

Pope endorses online social networking

Networks such as Facebook are tools for preaching the Gospel, Pope Benedict XVI says in message for World Communications Day

Bishop Kieran Conry pictured with Pope Benedict XVI in January

When it comes to evangelisation, the two of them seem to be heading in opposite directions