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Pope Francis receiving the pizza

The Pope was travelling through Naples on Saturday

Women pray during a Mass at the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki (CNS)

Pope speaks to bishops after celebrations in Japan marked the 150th anniversary of a group of ‘hidden Christians’ openly professing their faith

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope has issued a letter in which he describes capital punishment as ‘cruel, inhumane and degrading’

Cardinal Keith O'Brien (PA)

The Church may be quite good at handing out punishments, but seems less good in letting some sinners know they are forgiven

Cardinal Keith O'Brien (Photo: CNS)

It is the first time a cardinal has taken such a step since 1927

Pope Francis will visit the US in September (CNS)

UN welcomes Pope’s historic visit

The Pope will address the UN on September 24

'The Pope is austere but not puritanical: a rare combination that explains his popularity' (CNS)

Two new books take very different approaches to analysing Pope Francis

Pope Francis is pictured with youths at a home for former street children in Manila (CNS)

Pope alarmed that many European countries currently have a low birthrate

Blessed Louis and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux (CNS)

The canonisation ceremony for Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin is expected to take place during October’s synod

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (CNS)

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said that families deserve to be held up and supported in their daily lives