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Pope Francis talks to journalists during an in-flight press conference (AP)

In his prayer intentions for October, the Pope asks for prayers for journalists and World Mission Day

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Rome to Yerevan, Armenia, in June (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

If a person is unjustly slandered, said Francis, they can be ‘destroyed forever’

Caroline Wyatt (BBC)

Wyatt said she was looking forward to starting ‘a new chapter’ as a radio presenter

The BBC has been criticised for failing to prioritise religious coverage (PA)

The corporation has scrapped the role of Commissioning Editor for Religion

St Francis de Sales

Francis is known for his writing on spiritual formation and is the patron saint of journalists

Former Catholic Herald editor Desmond Fisher, who passed away last week       (

He covered Second Vatican Council during his time in charge of the paper

Steven Sotloff (CNS)

Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by murder of US journalist by Islamic State

The 2014 Newspaper Awards ceremony will take place on April 1

Paper named in Niche Market Newspaper of the Year category for this year’s 2014 Newspaper Awards