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Pope Francis with Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi at yesterday's press conference (AP)

The Pope spoke to reporters on his flight back to Rome from Armenia

The Pope Emeritus prepares to greet Pope Francis during the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

The splintering of Protestantism is the best advert for a pope ever devised

Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA)

The Pope Emeritus has given a rare interview to Fr Jacques Servais

Martin Luther as an Augustinian monk. He began the Reformation almost five centuries ago

The Protestant revolution was marked by iconoclasm and the abolition of many spiritual practices. So how do we mark it without offending fellow Christians?

Martin Luther lived in this building in Wittenberg for most of his adult life

Scott Hendrix has written a scholarly but vivid portrait of a man living through a spiritual crisis

Archbishops and cardinals wait to enter the Vatican Synod Hall (AP)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (PA)
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Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century

Martin Luther's 95 theses began a process that carried millions of people out of communion with the successor of Peter (Photo: CNS)

Plans for an ecumenical Luther 2017 are breaking down. That is no disaster

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Catholic Church invited to join commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Islam's reformers? (AP)

How can we help Islam reform when so many western commentators do not understand Christianity?