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U.S. President Barack Obama wears a gift from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (CNS)

In his apostolic exhortation the Pontiff is also brave to suggest that Islam has its origins in Christianity

We must think of new ways to build homes without resorting to hideous urban sprawl

What will a society where the minority are brought up in traditional families look like? (PA)

The Church used to discuss this important subject a great deal, but in recent times the talking has stopped

People venerate relics of St. Therese of Lisieux at the National Shrine of Walsingham (CNS)

What in the end is the point of relics?

To hate relics is to hate the historicity of the Incarnation

The media has taken to Pope Francis (CNS)

Moral teachings do not change – only the way they are presented

Francis: A Christian Democrat of the Left (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Pope provides food for thought to all who in this country identify all religion with the political right

Pope Francis with members of the Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Scandals, including those involving child abuse and the Vatican Bank, make the task of evangelisation harder

McConville, with her three of her children, before she disappeared

The idea that Adams knew nothing about is absurd

Oscar Romero - hero to the poor

We shouldn’t leave it to left-wing firebrands and socialist intellectuals

Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, who said more than 3,000 people leave religious life each year, with Pope Francis (CNS)

An immense debt is owed to the orders which have been the backbone of the Church’s mission for the last five hundred years