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People view the Shroud of Turin (CNS)

The display of the shroud should be ‘a time of grace’, an Italian archbishop has said

Pope Francis passes Mexico flag in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Pope’s use of the term ‘Mexicanisation’ was not meant as an insult to the Mexican people, according to spokesman

Internally displaced children eat inside a tent in Aleppo, Syria (PA)

ACN will fund a number of projects to help sizable Christian communities in Aleppo, Homs and Damascus

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar of India (CNS)

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was kidnapped in June last year, was freed after intervention by the Indian government

Melkite Patriarch Gregoire III Laham (CNS)

Patriarch Laham says the Middle East is suffering a ‘Way of the Cross’ in Lenten message

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church

Men in the Egyptian village of el-Aour mourn the deaths of the Coptic Christians killed by ISIS (PA)

Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza echoed Pope Francis by hailing the 21 Coptic Christians killed by ISIS as martyrs

Pope Francis (AP)

Mass offered at the Vatican for Egyptian Copts killed by ISIS in Libya

Ukrainian government soldiers take a rest on the road between the towns of Dabeltseve and Artemivsk on Sunday (PA)

Bishops make plea for unity and independence for Ukraine

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope spoke about the importance of family during his general audience