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Pope Francis boards his plane at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport this morning (PA)

Pope Francis sets off for Africa

The Pontiff’s flight for Kenya left Rome this morning

Flowers lay outside the Carillon cafe, a site of last Friday's attacks in Paris (AP)

Only Christianity can rescue Europe

Some have seized on attacks by Islamists to smear all religions by association. But the Christian faith can play a key role in awakening the West from its slumber

The Pope will visit  Italy on the annual day for Christian-Jewish dialogue (CNS)

Pope to visit Rome’s Jewish community

Pope Francis will be the third pope to visit Rome’s synagogue

Investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Books by Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi claim to reveal financial mismanagement by the Vatican hierarchy

An Ethiopian church in Lake Tana: African culture has not always repressed women

A translation of ‘the first true biography of an African woman’ challenges lazy assumptions about the continent’s culture

Vatican prelates read excerpts from a papal bull in which Pope Francis proclaimed an extraordinary jubilee Year of Mercy (Photo: AP)

Bishops’ conference initiative will assist people who face having their utilities cut off

Pope Francis welcomed over a hundred leaders of the World Jewish Congress (PA)

Pope Francis made the remarks in a private meeting with the World Jewish Congress

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

The gold statue of the figure of justice at the Old Bailey (PA)

All people, whoever they may be, are innocent until proven guilty and have a right to their good name

A woman helps her son to kiss a sculpture of St John Paul II in Oviedo, Spain (CNS)

The Catholic Herald’s leading article published on April 8, 2005, shortly after the death of St John Paul II