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Mgr Paul Tighe (Photo: CNS)

The Pope sets up five- person committee to modernise communications and cut costs

Cardinal George (Photo: CNS)

Always the smartest man in the room

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago was one of the clearest thinkers and most direct speakers in the hierarchy of the US Church

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and Tony Blair (PA)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals why he feels sorry for Tony Blair and recalls the scandal that tested him at Westminster

Pope Francis arrives for his General Audience today (AP)

Pope Francis makes equality plea in general audience reflection

The Vatican summit on the moral dimensions of climate change (CNS)

Statement released calling for action after day-long Vatican summit on the environment

Pope Francis stands in front of the holy door in St Peter's prior to first vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday (CNS)

Bishops back Pope Francis’s initiative for the Jubilee Year of the Mercy of God which starts in December

The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

Twiplomacy study shows that the Pope’s ‘retweet’ and ‘favourite’ rate is more than eight times higher than the US president’s

Pope Francis prays in front of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a Marian vigil in St Peter's Square in 2013 (CNS)

The diocese of Leiria-Fátima says Francis’s visit will coincide with the centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima

Bishop John Wester will lead the Archdiocese of Santa Fe (CNS)

Bishop John Wester replaces Archbishop Michael Sheehan, who has been head of the archdiocese since 1993

19 priests lie on the ground during an ordination ceremony in Rome on Sunday  (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francise warned priests not to be like ‘peacocks’, but there’s nothing wrong with them taking pride in their appearance