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Bishop Robert Finn (CNS)

US bishop was convicted in September 2012 of failing to report an accusation of child abuse

Pope Francis and Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt (L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis met a 30-member delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis at the Vatican

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope discusses ‘daily temptation for Christians’ during Mass at his Vatican residence

Migrants wait to disembark in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo (PA)

On Sunday a boat carrying 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, with only 28 people rescued so far

Nuns sing during a prayer service for men and women religious in New York (CNS)

The Vatican is now insisting that the LCWR act in a Catholic manner. What could be simpler?

People attend a memorial vigil in Nairobi, Kenya, earlier this month for the 147 people killed in an attack on Garissa University College (CNS)

Francis met Kenyan bishops at the Vatican and urged them to promote peace, dialogue and justice.

'The golden roof, the marble walls, the Vatican’s majestic halls…' (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, POOL)

A remarkable book that emerged from a chance conversation on a plane tackles the question of ‘the Pope’s jewels’

The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

Ms Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2009

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

Members of papal commission met one of Pope Francis’ top cardinal advisers to express concerns over appointment of Bishop Juan Barros

Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with cardinals and cardinals-designate in the synod hall (CNS)

Pope Francis has named some cardinals members of pontifical councils which are widely expected to be merged with others