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Pope Francis kisses Mattia, a 6-month-old child, as he leaves after his weekly General Audience (PA)

Pope Francis urged Catholics to have a deep and real friendship with Christ at his Wednesday morning audience

Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's newly appointed secretary of state (CNS)

Of course clerical celibacy isn’t a dogma; and Archbishop Parolin thinks that the Church is collegial when the Pope listens first and then decides

Archbishop Bernard Longley with Bishop Campbell and Bishop Conry in Rome (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

And John Henry Newman, contrary to the supposition of many, was hardly an ecumenist as we understand the word

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Davies is striking a blow for the reform of the reform