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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

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, President of the IOR (PA)

The bank made a profit of £49m last year, its annual report has revealed

Votes are cast in Friday's referendum (PA)

L’Osservatore Romano responds to Ireland’s vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

Pope Francis blesses a server with holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (CNS)

Half a century after Nostra Aetate, ignorance rules, says Vatican leader on inter-religious dialogue

Pope Francis spoke about families today (PA)

Pope Francis discussed the role of parents in educating children at today’s General Audience

Pope Francis reaches for a poster of Mother Teresa as he is driven through the crowd, in Tirana, Albania during his visit in 2014  (PA)

A spokesman has said the reported date of September 4 for the canonisation is only hypothetical

Pope Francis meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis urged the Palestinian president to be ‘an angel of peace’ – he didn’t tell him he was one