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Pope Francis prays with the Italian bishops yesterday (AP)

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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

Pope Francis prays in front of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a Marian vigil in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Francis says the month of May is a fitting time to start the habit of a daily rosary

Pope Francis waves as he appears for yesterday's Regina Caeli address (AP)

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

Israeli border police walk by Christians on the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem this year                     (CNS)

With the Pope visiting the Holy Land next week, Tim Stanley reports on the fascinating, troubled place

Argentine football legend  Diego Maradona (PA)

Football legend says he would like to meet the Pontiff

People carry the  coffin of one of the victims of the mining disaster in Soma, Turkey (PA)

Pope was speaking during General Audience in St Peter’s Square

A monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament is displayed (PA)

The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club has teamed up with a Satanic Temple and is to host a re-enactment of a historical event known as a Black Mass today

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis says a large part of humanity now has ‘second-class status’