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Mgr Marcus Stock, Bishop-elect of Leeds (Mazur)

Mgr Marcus Stock appointed Bishop of Leeds

‘I am overwhelmed at the trust which the Holy Father has placed in me,’ says bishop-elect.

Pope Francis prays by the gravestones of an Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano di Redipuglia, northern Italy (CNS)

Pope makes comments at Italy’s largest war memorial

The synod on the family is the first since Francis’ election in March 2013 (PA)

The Vatican now has a formal invitation from the Turkish president

A newly married couple walk past Swiss Guards after a general audience with the Pope (Photo: CNS)

Rome vicariate says couples in all kinds of situations will be wed in Sunday’s ceremony

Pope Francis and Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament (Photo: PA)

Address will be the first by a pope in Strasbourg since 1988

Pope Francis receiving the Copa Libertadores trophy from players and officials from San Lorenzo (CNS)

Argentine football club has enjoyed a revival in its fortunes since the pontiff’s election

Cardinal Pell hailed the abbey school as ‘brave and important’  (CNS)

Australian cardinal makes comments during Mass of foundation for the School of the Annunciation in Devon

Pope Francis established the Commission for the Protection of Minors   last December (AP)

More appointments to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors expected shortly

A newly married couple walk past Swiss Guards after meeting Pope Francis during a general audience last month (CNS)

Bishops’ conference presidents and leaders of Vatican congregations will also be at October meeting

Our cartoon (Christian Adams)

Parchments will soon only be available from the Vatican after a crackdown on shops selling them