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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

Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the US House of Representatives (AP)

The US politician is ‘thrilled’ with the gift of a rosary, but will her faith ever show in her voting record?

The 'absurd' billboard in America

The post-modern idea that there is no such thing as historical fact, merely historical interpretations, is wrong

Pope Francis hears Confession in Brazil, World Youth Day (PA)

By going to Confession, Pope Francis demonstrates the point that we are all in this together

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

The Vatican is acting with unusual determination in the ‘bishop of bling’ case

Blood stains on the floor of the Jesus Joy church in Kenya as police officers attend the scene (PA)

The recent attack on the Jesus Joy Church, which left at least six people dead, is thought to be the work of Al-Shabaab

Pope Francis and Father Luigi Ciotti, founder of the Italian anti-Mafia group Libera, participate in a prayer service for Mafia victims (CNS)

Pope Francis has made clear that we will live with the consequences of our actions forever