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The Holy Hour attracted 2,000 Catholics (CNS)

Archbishop praises ‘powerful witness of faith’ in Oklahoma

Protesters hold their hands in the air during a demonstration against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson (CNS)

Residents of the US town ‘struggling to find peace in the chaos’, says Archbishop Carlson

St Francis in Ecstasy by Caravaggio

How Franciscan is Pope Francis?

What perhaps we are not seeing from this Pope is the mystical and ecstatic characteristics of St Francis

Francis will signal his support for the Catholic charismatic movement (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

St Francis heard Jesus tell him: ‘Go and rebuild my Church, which you can see has fallen into ruin’

Saint Francis of Assisi by Jusepe de Ribera

The one saint who seems to give the Church a good name, St Francis would have sought converts

Pope Francis will venerate the tomb of St Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis will spend the day in the ancient city tomorrow

Pope Francis addresses religious, political and cultural leaders from around the world on Monday (CNS)

Pope speaks to religious, political and cultural representatives ahead of visit to the birthplace of St Francis of Assisi

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis tames the wolf of Fleet Street

The Pontiff has restored the Church as an admirable and loveable presence on the world stage