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Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to United States, listens to remarks at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual autumn meeting (AP)

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano received two standing ovations

The Pope's planned visit to Central African Republic later this month is raising alarm (PA)

The Vatican has hinted that Pope Francis’s security team will decide at the last minute whether to change his Africa itinerary

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis addressed the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

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