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Bishop John Arnold of Salford (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

‘The Mercy Bus is a way of reaching out to people who might not otherwise have contact with the Church,’ Bishop John Arnold of Salford said

Pope Francis prays with the Rev Jens-Martin Kruse during a visit to the Lutheran church (Photo: AP)

The Pope tells Lutheran woman to ‘talk to the Lord’ in discerning whether or not to participate in Communion

Tributes are left at the La Carillon restaurant in Paris, following the attacks in the French capital (PA)

Pope tells Italian TV station he is ‘shaken and pained’ by the attacks on the French capital

Pope Francis (CNS)

At morning Mass the Pope says we must not forget ‘how this world will pass away’

Cuban President Raul Castro and Pope Francis next to the crucifix made of oars (Photo: AP)

The Pope received the cross from President Raul Castro during his trip to Cuba

A French peacekeeping soldier patrols the streets of Bangui, Central African Republic (Photo: CNS)

Church leaders say visit will go ahead despite warning from French government officials

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope has written a message to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity

The glory of Easter is portrayed in "The Resurrection of Christ" by Italian Renaissance painter Mariotto di Cristofano (Photo: CNS)

Writer Mark Shea: ‘If the conquest of death is not a reason to be glad, what is?’

Investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Books by Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi claim to reveal financial mismanagement by the Vatican hierarchy

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with 300 of his Jesuit confreres at the Church of the Gesu in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

How Francis can save the Jesuits

The world’s largest male religious order is suffering an identity crisis and a decline in vocations. Can the first Jesuit pontiff lead it out of the doldrums?