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Emer McCarthy interviewing Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto for Vatican Radio (CNS)

Millions of people rely on a broadcaster that has shown it can move nimbly with the times

A worshipper holds a rosary inside the Basilica of the Holy Child in Tacloban, Philippines (CNS)

Prayers urged in wake of claims of Islamist threat to pontiff

Pope Francis wipes his eyes at the start of the morning session of the synod yesterday (CNS)

There is good reason to discuss what can be done pastorally within the context of doctrinal truth

Pope Francis with Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

During morning homily Pope says Jesus ‘did things the scholars of the law did not like’

Bishops and cardinals  at the family synod (CNS)

Join the discussion on the family synod’s mid-term report

Pope Benedict XVI leads Mass and the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman at Cofton Park in 2010 (CNS)

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Francis urges faithful to be vigilant every day

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee (Photo: PA)

In many ways the accolade is a sign of acceptability among the world’s great and good

Malala Yousafzai, the activist schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban (Photo: PA)

Norwegian committee gives award to two activists from India and Pakistan

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris (CNS)

Brazilian couple tell synod Church should stop giving ‘contradictory advice’ on birth control