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Cardinal tweets tribute to Lou Reed

Lou Reed, who passed away on Sunday (PA)

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi quotes lyrics of ‘Perfect Day’ in memory of the Velvet Underground singer

Pope sent greetings to the Queen straight after his election, says cardinal

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Mazur)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals Pope was keen to “assert his respect for the Queen”

WYD 2013: Colourful rucksacks, four million hosts and a final mass

Three million people attend World Youth Day closing Mass on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

Pilgrims descended on Copacabana Beach to hear the Pope urge them to reach out to those on “the fringes of society”

WYD 2013: The terrifying calm on Copacabana Beach

A pilgrim prays in the early morning after the vigil (AP)

Miguel Cullen writes about his Saturday night spent on Copacabana Beach.

WYD 2013: ‘The feeling of beauty, of holy energy in the streets of Rio on Friday was a wave of pure unalloyed intensity and joy’

Protesters scuffle with police at Copacabana Beach (AP)

Despite the political protests in Rio one cannot escape the atmosphere of joy and holiness

WYD 2013: The plane to Rio was full of excitement and emotion

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from Argentina inside Rio cathedral yesterday (CNS)

Miguel Cullen has just arrived in Rio and writes about his first impressions of World Youth Day 2013

‘The Catholic Church is extremely poetic’

Sally Read claims that she ‘didn’t write a good poem’ until she was 27. Critics compare her to Sylvia Path, but she feels closer to John Keats (Photo: Dino Ignani)

Miguel Cullen talks to Sally Read, a convert whose acclaimed poetry draws on her experiences as a psychiatric nurse in London

Stations of the Cross adapted to Circle Line

Two pages from the booklet

Commuters stuck on the London Underground now have a chance to meditate on the Passion

In El Salvador’s destitute border country a clinic run by refugees and orphans

Staff at the CAFOD-run clinic have harrowing tales, including one woman who was forced to flee aged only 10

El Salvador is still divided over its brutal, 12-year civil war

A woman presses a flower on a monument to the victims of El Salvador's civil war (PA photo)

But a Jesuit university is trying to help Salvadorans come to terms with their past