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A worker at the Israeli president's residence prepares for the papal visit (PA)

His role as peacemaker is underestimated, but crucial

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols appointed to the Congregation for Clergy and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.

Members of the Catholic clergy hold candles as they take part in a procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (CNS)

This Sunday the successors of Patriarch Athenagoras and Paul VI will mark the 50th anniversary of an event which may have quietly altered the trajectory of Christian history

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh (CNS)

Archbishop Eamon Martin encourages faithful to use social media to evangelise

Father Adolfo Nicolas, Jesuit superior general, with Pope Francis (CNS)

Father Adolfo Nicolas has revealed his intention to resign in late 2016

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila (CNS)

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle says results show Church teaching on family life ‘is not clearly understood by people’

Pope Francis greets Bishop Heskett

Bishop of Gibraltar will succeed Right Reverend John Rawsthorne

Pope Francis prays with the Italian bishops yesterday (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A flag with an image of Romero carried in a march in San Salvador on the anniversary of his death (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis assures delegation that Cause is proceeding well

Catholic bloggers sometimes have a tense relationship with bishops (PA)

Protect the Pope was always feisty, either in defence of the Church against secularist attack, or against enemies of Catholic truth and discipline within the Church