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Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster at the closing synod session (CNS)

The Archbishop of Westminster gives interview in which he says synod process is ‘beginning to gain maturity’

A military chaplain consoles a family in Zamboanga City, Philippines (CNS)

Military chaplains were in Rome earlier this week for a course on international humanitarian law

Pope Francis (AP)

In a letter to Cardinal Parolin, Francis said until a new apostolic constitution is created established rules still apply

Anti-Balaka fighters pictured in 2014 at a base in the south of Bangui (AP)

Reports suggest an attack on Muslim rebels has led to revenge attacks on Christians in the capital Bangui

Cardinal Ján Korec

Cardinal Ján Korec, who was imprisoned then forced to work as a road sweeper, has died aged 91

Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for an audience with Roma, Sinti and others groups of travellers at the Vatican (AP)

The Pope addressed 7,000 travellers to mark the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s meeting with Roma people

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Addressing the Chaldean Synod, Pope Francis lamented the situation of Christians forced to flee their homes due to terrorism

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-SCANDAL Oct. 14, 2015.

Francis encourages young people to read the Bible, sharing his own reading habits in his prologue for the new YoutCat German Bible

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray (AP)

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray fell while greeting Pope Francis at the end of Mass on Sunday

An African Union soldier patrols as people prepare to be evacuated  near Bangui, Central African Republic, last year (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Central African Republic, Kenya and Uganda in late November