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A prayer card promoting the canonisation cause of Father Augustus Tolton (CNS)

Cardinal George closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton on September 29

Pope Francis poses with cardinal advisers during a meeting at the Vatican  last year (CNS)

The so-called C9 held its sixth meeting earlier this week with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Newly married couples kneel as Pope Francis celebrates the marriage rite for 20 couples during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday (CNS)

The Turning argues that parents who want to instil traditional values in their children can’t do so alone

Michelangelo's Pietà (Stanislav Traykov)

To contemplate one of the great artist’s masterworks it is to experience an inkling of what redemption entails

Newly married couples attend a wedding ceremony witnessed by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (AP) Below: A video of the ceremony (CTV)

Marriage is a symbol of ‘real life’, Pope tells newlyweds in Rome

Pope Francis receiving the Copa Libertadores trophy from players and officials from San Lorenzo (CNS)

Argentine football club has enjoyed a revival in its fortunes since the pontiff’s election

A newly married couple walk past Swiss Guards after meeting Pope Francis during a general audience last month (CNS)

Bishops’ conference presidents and leaders of Vatican congregations will also be at October meeting

Our cartoon (Christian Adams)

Parchments will soon only be available from the Vatican after a crackdown on shops selling them

Steven Sotloff (CNS)

Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by murder of US journalist by Islamic State

Members of the St Peter's cricket team, from left, Deepak Anto, captain Anthony Currer, Ajeesh George, Davidson Jestus, and Pratheesh Thomas (PA)

Team to bring bat signed by Francis with them on tour of England