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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’

Actor Jim Caviezel pays his respects at the casket of Mother Angelica before her April 1 funeral Mass at the the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville (CNS)

Mother Angelica’s funeral took place at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

The Nativity scene in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The way Vatican news is reported in the mainstream media has changed drastically since the arrival of Francis

Lord Patten foresees ‘opposition and resistance’ to his blueprint for reform (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

Lord Patten of Barnes (PA)

Lord Patten of Barnes’ lecture for the English and Welsh bishops’ World Communications Day

Chris Patten (PA)

British peer offers scathing critique of the Holy See’s current communications structures

Pope Francis meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis urged the Palestinian president to be ‘an angel of peace’ – he didn’t tell him he was one

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope addressed employees of the Italian Catholic bishops’ television station, TV 2000

'The image brought home just how much technology had reshaped the world in the eight years between the elections of Benedict XVI and Francis' (AP)

The night that inspired us to embark on one of the biggest changes in our 126-year history

Pope Francis greets people after Mass yesterday (Photo: CNS)

They can’t get Pope Francis over paedophilia: but they were always going to find something