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Argentina's Lionel Messi  playing in the Copa America (PA)

The South American football federation had pledged to donate $10,000 to a Vatican charity for every goal scored in the Copa America

Jozef Wesolowski (CNS)

Jozef Wesolowski accused of carrying out ‘a number of offences’ in the Dominican Republic

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s encyclical will surely focus on our duties of stewardship towards Creation

Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche of St Paul and Minneapolis

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St Paul in Minnesota is to leave his post

The move is regarded as a breakthrough on clerical abuse because the new system gives power to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope gives Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith authority to hold bishops to account

Lord Patten foresees ‘opposition and resistance’ to his blueprint for reform (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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