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Smoke rises up in a part of  Abidjan a day after the conflict's victor Alassane Outtara called for violence to cease      PA

The Catholic aid agency issues a hard-hitting statement in the wake of violent conflict in the West African country

Pope Benedict XVI leads the traditional Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome (CNS photo/Stephan Crasneanscki/ courtesy of CBS)

Cloistered Augustine nun tells Vatican Radio that the problem is ‘much vaster’ than the clerical abuse crisis and ‘regards all humanity’

Wilson Chowdhry pictured with the group who met for the interreligious meeting

Murdered leader is honoured

Members of the British Pakistani Christian Association commemorate the death of murdered Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti

Actors in The Quality of Mercy taking a break during a rehearsal

A new play hails Pope John Paul II

Oxford Oratory parishioners are staging a play in honour of John Paul II

Abbot Martin Shipperlee gives his hockey skills an airing on the new Andre Abramian Memorial Pitch

St Benedict’s School, Ealing, officially open new games area

Sixth-form students at Cardinal Wiseman School pictured before they staged a sponsored sit in Ricoh Arena

Eight pupils from Cardinal Wiseman School sat in 32,000 different seats in an arena in Coventry to raise money for a life-changing trip

Sgt McCabe receives the letter written by Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Mass of thanks for MBE

Policeman Sergeant Bede McCabe is honoured by parishioners at St Aloysius Hebburn, Tyneside, for being awarded an MBE

Barry O’Sullivan, picture here with the bike he will take to Lourdes

Teacher in charity ride to Lourdes

A teacher at the Nicholas Breakspear School is cycling to Lourdes to raise money for the HCPT Pilgrimage Trust

Nicholas Tangney, son of John Tangney of Tangney Tours, and his wife, Live Haugen, are pictured after their 
wedding in front of Holmenkolen church in Oslo, Norway

Oslo hosts wedding of Nicholas Tangney, son of John Tangney of Tangney Tours, and bride Live Haugen

Radio 5 DJ Jamie Stangroom visits Trinity Catholic School in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire