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'It is a great moral evil, actively to kill a patient' (PA)

It is perfectly legitimate for doctors and nurses to let nature take its course, and let people die in peace

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Pope Francis pose for photos at the beginning of their meeting at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana in February. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

It is clear that people in Russia have only a hazy understanding of ecumenism

Syrian refugee Yasmeen  at the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, southern Hungary.  (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

May people in Syria look to the Church, see love in action, and be converted

A lion at Bristol Zoo: parts of Europe once had a sizeable lion population (PA)

Nevertheless the Apostle gave us one of the best lion quotations in the whole Bible

Pope Francis hears Confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Let’s hope that our churches are thrumming with activity

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, centre, speaks during a press conference (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The relationship between Church and State in Russia is far too close

An anti-euthanasia demonstrator in London

Canada’s euthanasia law is telling some Canadians that their lives are not worth living

Medieval Catholicism wasn't as miserable as The Renaissance Unchained suggested

Artists of the time were not harassed by perpetual thoughts of death

Pope Francis with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi during an in-flight press conference in 2014 (CNS)

Papal in-flight press conferences are counter-productive and unnecessary

David Cameron at a meeting with European Parliament President Martin Schultz last week (AP)

Most voters will make up their minds by considering the European Union’s achievements, or lack of them