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The Bernardinis on the cover of Romeo Panciroli's book Una Coppia Exemplar

Eight of the Bernardinis’ children joined religious life

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, greets a young displaced Iraqi in Erbil (CNS photo/John E. Kozar, CNEWA)

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri also praised the ‘heroic’ service of priests

Pope Francis takes a cap from a girl scout during his visit to Regina Pacis parish church in Ostia in the outskirts of Rome (PA)

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 10:25-26, 33-35 & 44-48; 1 jn 4:7-10; jn 15:9-17

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis says that the sacrament of marriage is a ‘great act of faith’

Fr Ray's blog

Fr Ray Blake hopes to open ‘place of outreach’ in a shop in a Brighton high street

Archbishop Longley meets Pope Francis (CCN)

The archbishop presented the gift as a witness to persecuted Christians

Francis has given  'missionaries of mercy'  the authority to pardon 'even those sins reserved to the Holy See' (CNS)

Archbishop Fisichella unveils official prayer, logo, and calendar of events for

A painting of Dante, author of The Divine Comedy

Dante is ‘a prophet of hope’ and ‘herald of the possibility of redemption’, says Pontiff

Pope Francis at the Pontifical North American College (CNS)

Thirty-three per cent of Catholics say that if Francis makes an official statement on climate change, they would alter their lifestyles

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis met Archbishop Antje Jackelen of Uppsala, Sweden, at the Vatican