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One of 12 stone eagles stare out over London from the tower of Westminster Cathedral

No one is sure why stone eagles adorn the Cathedral. Now they are the focus of a campaign to save the tower

Mgr William Lynn (Photo: CNS)

During his time in Philadelphia Francis will visit prison that houses Mgr William Lynn

'There is no true substitute for marriage. It is God’s invention, after all' (Photo: CNS)

In the last of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says the synod can help marriage, but not by relaxing Church rules

Mother Teresa is seen in Calcutta, India, in 1979 (Photo: PA)

The saint travelled with just one spare cheap sari and a bucket in which to wash her clothes

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A true English gentleman: Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta (CNS)

Have posh Catholics had their day?

Once these grand, aristocratic families wielded influence in spades; now you’re more likely to see them mucking in at church fetes than bending the ear of the Nuncio

A protester at a rally against ISIS organised by Muslims in Edinburgh (PA)

How religious is ISIS?

If Britain insists on a reductionist approach to religion, we are unlikely to get close to the right answers over Islamism

Justice Anthony Kennedy: no doubt well-meaning, but hopelessly optimistic (PA)

The Church has in the past five decades stressed the importance of ideas that cluster around the phrase ‘human rights’ – in doing so, it has dug a hole for itself

Extraordinary grace: Guido Reni’s Atlanta and Hippomenes (1625)

An exhibition in Rome highlights Baroque art’s ability to highlight the dramatic potential of capturing the moment

Mexicans protest for an end to the carnage in their country (PA)

Don Winslow’s depiction of Mexico’s drugs war is bloody, brutal and brilliant