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St Joseph the worker sets an example to us all (PA)
Pope Francis referred to the Synod on Marriage and Family at the canonisation ceremony (PA)

Pope Francis’s homily yesterday seemed to be an insight into the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family

Russian President Vladimir Putin (PA)

Dangers to religion from too close a relationship to the state are vividly illustrated by Putin today

Whatever Blair says, we cannot put aside differences with Russia and China (PA)

We cannot fight Islamism by siding with the forces of oppression

John Paul II prays during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2003 Below: John XXIII pictured in the Vatican Gardens (CNS)

A pair of saints to be proud of

John XXIII was very much a man of the people, while John Paul II lived the Gospel without compromise

Judas betraying Jesus in The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio

Judas was perhaps the first person to hate God in terms we can understand

Ecce Homo by Antonio Ciseri

Pilate’s wife appears in one verse of St Matthew’s Gospel proclaiming Jesus’s innocence

Woman reads prayer book at Cathedral in Beijing (CNS)

When will governments realise that religion is not their business and should not ever be their business?

Maria Miller who resigned as Culture Secretary earlier today

Politicians must remember their primary role is to serve the public, not cling to power

People attend a Courtyard of the Gentiles gathering in the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (CNS)

Promoting dialogue between believers and non-believers will enrich our national conversation