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Deputy Chairman of Christie's Noel Annesley unveils a rare drawing by Michelangelo. 
'Study for the Risen Christ'  (PA)

The statue is coming to the National Gallery next year – it is a chance to correct a misperception about the Church

'Now is not the time for recriminations, or pointed attacks on certain classes of people who may have voted one way or the other' (PA)

Cardinal Nichols is right to make clear that stirring up xenophobia is utterly out of keeping with who we are

The London cemetery and extension in Longueval, France, where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on July 1  1916 are buried (PA)

July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army

David Cameron announces his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union (Photo: PA)

We need to put the divisions of the past behind us and tell our European friends how important they are to us

Pope Francis greets Armenian Orthodox leader Karekin II at the Vatican last year (AP)

Pope Francis is about to encounter one of the world’s great Christian civilisations

Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi casting her vote (PA)

Virginia Raggi, a member of the protest Five Star Movement, has been elected mayor of Italy’s capital

Pope Francis discussed marriage at a meeting with Rome's parishes at St John Lateran yesterday (AP)

Our current approach to marriage preparation is failing catastrophically

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, left, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP Photo)

For some even the slightest change in relations with Rome will end up with tradition being swept away

Hundreds of people bow their heads in prayer during a vigil for victims of the Orlando nightclub attack (Andres Leiva/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

We should recognise it as a homophobic killing and renew our commitment to upholding the rule of law

Elijah confronts King Ahab and Queen Jezebel in a print by Sir Francis Dicksee

For anyone arguing that the Devil has the best tunes, the life of Queen Jezebel would be a good place to start