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Lord Patten foresees ‘opposition and resistance’ to his blueprint for reform (Mazur/

Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt (PA)

The chief executive of the gay rights group regularly attends Mass

Lord Patten of Barnes (PA)

Lord Patten of Barnes’ lecture for the English and Welsh bishops’ World Communications Day

Chris Patten (PA)

British peer offers scathing critique of the Holy See’s current communications structures

Pope Francis in discussion with Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi at last year's synod (CNS)

Publication is expected ‘in a few weeks’, according to statement released by the Vatican

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, President of the IOR (PA)

The bank made a profit of £49m last year, its annual report has revealed

Votes are cast in Friday's referendum (PA)

L’Osservatore Romano responds to Ireland’s vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

Pope Francis blesses a server with holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (CNS)

Half a century after Nostra Aetate, ignorance rules, says Vatican leader on inter-religious dialogue

Pope Francis spoke about families today (PA)

Pope Francis discussed the role of parents in educating children at today’s General Audience