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This is the logo for the Holy Year of Mercy, which opens on December 8 [CNS]

The year-long extraordinary jubilee will include a number of individual jubilee days for specific groups of people

Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall after their wedding at St Michael's Church, Newcastle [PA]

Declan Donnelly was presented with a framed certificate from Pope Francis on Saturday

Pope Benedict has quietly spoken (PA)

The ‘silent’ Pope Benedict has ways of being heard; and he is still being listened to

Nuns wave the Armenian flag during Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Patriarch Gregoire Pierre was elected by his fellow Armenian bishops last week

Pope Francis using the iPad to sign up for world Youth Day (PA)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Krakow next July

US Cardinal William Baum died on July 23 (CNS)

Cardinal William Baum was archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980 and was a cardinal for 39 years

Pope Francis has got to wait two months until his visit to the USA  [PA]

According to a new Gallup poll only 59 per cent of people currently have a positive opinion of the Pope

The Pope hugs a Pentecostal pastor at a meting with Evangelical leaders in May [AP]

The Pope’s great Evangelical gamble

Can Francis overcome decades of antagonism between Catholics and Evangelicals?

Rome’s most famous clerical outfitter displays three sizes of papal cassock (CNS)

Are you more Catholic than Francis?

In the internet age everyone can be their own pope. But asserting one’s own authority to pronounce on authentic Church teaching is a dangerous business

Pope Francis sent a message of support to Archbishop Mennini (CNS)

Pope Francis sent his blessing to everyone who promotes human dignity