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Bangladeshi riot policewomen standing guard  in Dhaka (AP)

An Italian priest, Fr Piero Arolari, was shot at by three assailants as he cycled to church

Italian journalist and author Gianluigi Nuzzi (AP)

Gianluigi Nuzzi, author of Merchants in the Temple, received an official summons from the Vatican prosecutor

Cuban President Raul Castro and Pope Francis next to the crucifix made of oars (Photo: AP)

The Pope received the cross from President Raul Castro during his trip to Cuba

Filipino mothers hold their newly born babies in Manila (CNS)

Francis urged a group of Italian business executives ‘to direct economic activity in the evangelical sense’

Author Fiorella de Maria worked in a hospital in Jerusalem during her gap year (PA)

Fiorella de Maria’s We’ll Never Tell Them, set amid the two World Wars, is a perfect read for young people debating their future path in life

Pope Francis is a serious contender for the Nobel Peace Prize (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

The winner of the prize will be announced on Friday

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (CNS)

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has been ruled not to have been involved in a scheme to purchase, then resell at a profit a 14th-century Italian castle.

A poster proclaiming Vittorio Casamonica the 'king of Rome'

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

Fr Salvatore Mellone, left, at his ordination

Fr Salvatore Mellone, who was ordained two years early, died on Monday

A migrant is assisted after arriving in Reggio Calabria, Italy (CNS)

French, German and Italian bishops have issued formal statements in response to migration crisis