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Benedict XVI and Cardinal Vincent Nichols in St Peter's Basilica on Saturday Below: Pope Francis with Cardinal Wilfrid Napier (CNS)

Cardinals Nichols and Napier speak after meetings with Pope Francis in Rome

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope urges mourning for victims of war

Francis also condemns arms manufacturers who profit from conflicts

Pope Francis (AP)

Pontiff calls for prayers ahead of meeting of bishops in October

Cardinal Pell, centre, was named prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in February (CNS)

Archbishop of Sydney to oversee all financial operations of the Holy See

Francis celebrates Mass with the new cardinals on sunday (AP)

Pope advises cardinals to avoid ‘intrigue, gossip, cliques, favouritism and preference’

Cardinal Nichols receives the red hat (Catholicnews.org)

Benedict XVI makes surprise first joint appearance with Francis at a liturgical ceremony

Iain Duncan Smith heads the think tank the Centre for Social Justice (PA)

This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one

Archbishop Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor at Archbishop's House, Westminster (PA)

The new cardinal could take a number of practical steps to show compassion for those using food banks

Pope Francis leads opening prayer during a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Below: Cardinals-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua, Nicaragua (CNS)

Francis opens two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals at the Vatican

A pro-European Union protester throws an object during clashes with Ukrainian riot police in Kiev, Ukraine 
(CNS) : Photo below (CNS) Riot police stand near a crucifix as smoke rises above Independence Square: (CNS) A woman cries as she and others appeal to Ukrainian police troops at the site of clashes with protesters in Kiev

Church leaders have called for an end to violence in Ukraine