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Bishop Mark Davies (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop of Shrewsbury offers practical tips on how to be holy

Benedict XVI, assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, arrives for Pope Francis's encounter with the elderly in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The joy of the gospel, says Pope Benedict, lies in the authentic truth about God

Protesters in Hong Kong (Photo: PA). Below, Giovanni Pang with the Pope (Credit: UCA News)

Giovanni Pang, who took a selfie with Francis in South Korea, is one of 100 arrested protesters

Soldiers carry a large poster of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk  (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Which way will Turkey turn?

President Erdogan seems to be doing much to reverse Atatürk’s secular reforms

The Pope said that belonging to the Church truly is a wonderful gift, which calls us to the highest vocation (CNS)

The Pope was speaking to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in his weekly General Audience

Pope Francis greets some women as he arrives to celebrate a Mass for peace and for the reconciliation of North and South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis has a strong track record on respect for women and the elderly

Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg (PA)

It’s been said that Francis represents a rupture with the past, but that is not the case here

Pope Francis and EU Parliament President Martin Schulz Below: Francis addresses MEPs (PA)

The Pope’s speech in Strasbourg marks a huge shift in the Church’s stance on the EU

Pope Francis pictured  with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in a poster displayed outside a Catholic Church in Istanbul (CNS)

Vatican spokesman says some refugees may be present when the Pope meets Catholic students

UKIP leader Nigel Farage (PA)

Leader of Eurosceptic party Ukip says Francis’s address to European Parliament marks major shift