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Shahbaz Bhatti, left, back in 2007 with a Christian who had received a threatening letter from the Taliban Photo: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

It would be ‘wonderful’ if Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities was canonised, says Britain’s most senior cleric

Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two, was sentenced to death in 2009

US human rights group says Youcef Nadarkhani is in great danger

Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of World Youth Day in Madrid last year (Photo: CNS)

Fr Stephen Wang, dean at Allen Hall seminary, is calling for WYD to be held in London in 2016

The London riots: the sign of a broken society?

Church as state

Mark Steyn argues that big government has become a form of religious belief, says Ed West

New Yorkers celebrate news of Bin Laden's death at Ground Zero in the early hours of the morning (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Fr Lombardi responds to news that Osama bin Laden has been killed, saying ‘Christians should never rejoice at the death of a human being’

Jon Cruddas: ‘The biggest calamity facing society is the disintegration of the family’  	     Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

The Church fell out with Labour under Blair. Catholic MP Jon Cruddas speaks about why the people’s party lost its faith

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, one of the four Visitators (Mazur/CCN)

Apostolic Visitation to Ireland begins

Visitators will not grant interviews about the process until next Easter, according to the Vatican

Cardinal Keith O’Brien: ‘You have reassured us that Christianity is alive and well in our countries’

Photo: PA

Pope meets David Cameron

The historic meeting took place this morning at Archbishop’s House, Westminster

The Pope kisses a child before delivering his speech (Photo: PA)

Holy Father told gathering that ‘they must not just be good students but good citizens and good people’