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Pope Francis with Meriam Ibrahim and her daughter Below: Pope Francis speaks to Meriam and her family (CNS) Meriam arrives in Rome with her children and Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli (PA)

Pope Francis expresses “gratitude and joy” after Sudanese woman’s arrival in Rome

Pope Francis with Gianluigi Buffon and Lionel Messi (CNS)

Lionel Messi to play for the Pope

Andrea Pirlo, Javier Zanetti and Gianluigi Buffon will also play in ‘inter-religious match for peace’

The home page of the Day for Life website

The Pope sent the message ahead of Day for Life this Sunday

Pope Francis accepting a gift from the Archbishop  of Canterbury in June (CNS)

ARCIC has always been a reductionist body, part of a subversive movement whose indifferentism has caused huge damage to the faith of Catholics in the pew

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue

Migrants from Guatemala deported from the US arrive at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City  (CNS)

‘I wish to call attention to the tens of thousands of children that emigrate alone,’ says Francis

The interview with Pope Francis appeared in an Italian newspaper  yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican spokesman says interview published yesterday only ‘captures the spirit of the conversation’

Pope Francis (AP)

‘We must accept fragility’, Francis says in message to Gemelli Hospital staff

There is much confusion about Church teaching ahead of the Synod (CNS)

We are in such an atmosphere of uncertainty that even Jane Fonda can love the pope because she thinks he hates dogma: something has to give

This procession in Oppido Mamertina, Calabria, was diverted to the home of a presumed mafia boss (Photo: PA)

Bishop Milito says consciences have been ‘hardened and dulled’ to evil of organised crime