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King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet Pope Francis this week (PA)

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome

Pope Francis (AP)

The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to be brought to the Vatican for Marian celebration

People rest in a mosque after an alleged chemical attack  by Syrian forces in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus on Wednesday (CNS)

Archbishop Zenari says Syrians are ‘crying out to the international community’ for help

Pope Francis receives a gift from Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, and Argentina's Lionel Messi at the Vatican (CNS)

Lionel Messi hails “one of the most special days of my life”

Lionel Messi leads delegation ahead of friendly match

Cardinal Prosper Grech (CNS)

Full text of Cardinal Grech’s remarks published by Vatican newspaper

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican in May (CNS)

Let’s stop falsely comparing the Pope with his predecessor

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

Group of Eight member reflects on WYD and says Pope’s popularity is “too good to last”

Pope Francis kisses a child during his visit to Brazil (CNS)

The Pope’s message aims to highlight the dangers of indifference towards others

Mgr Scarano (Photo: PA)

Vatican initiates investigation criminal investigation into how he used the accounts