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Pope Francis meets actor Leonardo Di Caprio during a private audience at the Vatican  (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

The Pope has reportedly agreed to appear as himself in family movie, Beyond the Sun

Pope Pius XII, pictured in 1943, preparing to give a radio address (CNS)

Mark Riebling’s Church of Spies is an exciting Vatican thriller that doesn’t quite add up

Sir Martin Gilbert remained serene before the record of history

A friend who told us the truth

Sir Martin Gilbert was granted the greatest gift that a biographer could ask for, a subject truly heroic to write about

Pope Francis arrives at a session of the family synod last October (AP)

What Francis learned when he was shunned

This experience of exile taught the future pope that authentic sources of purification and renewal could be found there

Dietrich von Hildebrand (CNS)

The Catholic who stood up to Hitler

‘My Battle against Hitler’ provides a splendid witness to Catholic and human values

Fr Charles-Roux

Now Fr Charles-Roux is in the presence of the reality that lies within the sacramental sign

Pius XII prepares to give a radio address in 1943 (CNS)

A new book suggests the wartime pope used all the means within his power to help Jews

Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi greets the Pope yesterday (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis waves to journalists on board his flight to Rome (PA)

Pontiff tells press during in-flight media conference that ‘no miracle has been found yet’