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Pope Francis meets heads of departments of the Roman Curia (Photo: CNS)

For a real change in thinking at the Vatican the Pope needs to replace the people who work there

Sir Elton John has praised Pope Francis again (PA)

The musician says the Pontiff has brought the Church ‘into the 21st century’

Pope Francis greets the audience as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

During his general audience Pope Francis said we shouldn’t end the day without asking forgiveness of eachother

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

We need a revolution in ecology, says Cardinal Rodriguez

Pope Francis holds up the host as he celebrates a Mass for cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Pope preached at a Mass today commemorating cardinals and bishops who died last year

Pope Francis poses with the Chilean miners and their families in St Peter's Square on October 14 (CNS)

The 33 will be released in America later the month

Merchants in the Temple will be released on Thursday (CNS)

New Vatican book: Five key claims

Merchants in the Temple by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi features claims over canonisation Causes, property valuations and a break-in

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican Bank (CNS)

Merchants in the Temple, by Gianluigi Nuzzi, and Avarice, by Emiliano Fittipaldi, are due to be published on Thursday

Filipino mothers hold their newly born babies in Manila (CNS)

Francis urged a group of Italian business executives ‘to direct economic activity in the evangelical sense’

French peacekeeping soldiers patrolling the city of Bangui in Central African Republic in September (PA)

Francis is due to visit the troubled country later this month