Roughly two thirds of people in 43 nations view Pope Francis favourably, according to a major new Pew Research Center study (full text).
The Argentine ambassador to Britain has presented the Pope with a copy of ‘Malvinas Matters’, a book promoting her country’s claim to the islands.
The Pope will mark the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe today by celebrating Mass in St Peter’s set to the Misa Criolla (video).
The Dalai Lama has said he was unable to obtain an audience with Francis because Vatican officials thought “it might create inconveniences”.
Mandatory celibacy may have contributed to clerical abuse “in some circumstances”, a body helping the Catholic Church to respond to the Australian royal commission on abuse has said (Adam Brereton).
Sam Hardy sifts the evidence for claims that ISIS blew up a convent in Mosul.
And producers have released the first image of Ewan McGregor portraying Jesus in the new film Last Days in the Desert.
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