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A woman lights candles for soldiers killed in Kiev's Independence Square last week (PA)

The Holy Father ‘joyfully awaits’ visit of Ukrainian bishops to Vatican next week

The Homiletic Directory gives advice on how to prepare and deliver homilies (CNS)

Homily plays a vital role in engaging people in liturgy, says Archbishop Arthur Roche

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst (CNS)

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst will advise the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation on catechesis

Survivors of human trafficking carry offertory gifts during at Mass celebrated (CNS)

Washington bishop urges action against modern day slavery on international day of prayer

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope tackled the topic of creation in his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta

A woman and a child take a selfie photo with Pope Francis (PA)

The Pope addressed the Pontifical Council for Culture on Saturday on the topic of women

A view of the washing facilities just off St Peter's Square (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

New facilities off St Peter’s Square are a way to ‘give people their dignity’, says papal almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski

Diego Neria Lejarraga reportedly met the Pope

The hug that could change history

When Pope Francis reportedly embraced a transgender man at the Vatican he offered hope to those who have struggled to gain acceptance in the Church

Rare is the daily homily in which Francis does not offer a pointed criticism (CNS)

Is Pope Francis offering us a new model of how to be pastors, only slightly less quick with a lambasting word than with a loving one?

Pope Francis arrives for his General Audience this morning (PA)

Pope Francis also reflected on the importance of fathers during General Audience