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Fr Thomas Rosica (AP)

Fr Thomas Rosica said many Catholics were guilty of character assassination and ‘being against everyone and everything’

Cardinal Sarah speaks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (CNS)

The cardinal said divorce, cohabitation and same-sex marriage hurt children and make it harder to discover God’s love

The Royal College of Midwives is backing a campaign led by the abortion provider BPAS (PA)

The RCM’s new policy on abortion was formally announced in a statement published last week

Sadiq Khan during the signing ceremony for the newly elected Mayor of London, in Southwark Cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark (AP)

The election of a Muslim as London mayor ‘illustrates the need for Europe to rediscover its capacity to integrate’, the Pope told La Croix

BBC Broadcasting House (PA)

Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s head of religion and ethics, has written a report on the corporation’s religious programming for director general Lord Hall

A Dwekh Nawsha militia member sits on top of a tombstone inside a 200-year-old monastery in the Christian village of Bakufa, in Iraq (PA)

The defence spending bill refers specifically to Christians as a group that should be supported in the Middle East

Fr Laurence Soper (EPA/Metropolitan Police)

Fr Laurence Soper was arrested in 2010 but disappeared after failing to answer bail

A parishoner is anointed with ashes by Deacon Ed Kelly during an Ash Wednesday Mass in Archbald, Pennsylvania (AP)

Some writers warned of future internal strife in the Church, while others examined the historical precedents

The cardinal greets people outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

But the Church in Burma grew ‘even amid the most suffocating oppressions’, Cardinal Bo said

Pope Francis greets Sister Carmen Sammut,  a Missionary Sister of Our Lady of Africa and president of the International Union of Superiors General (CNS)

Pope Francis said the question was ‘obscure’ and required study