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Bishop Lang. 'Pope Francis has called on us to support Christians facing persecution wherever they are in the world.' (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Show those imprisoned or brutalised for their faith that they are not forgotten, says Bishop Lang

In 2008, as Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Francis washed the feet of drug addicts  (CNS)

The Holy Father will repeat the symbolic act in Holy Week

Nick Gale read music at Oxford University

Nick Gale spent more than a decade working as Master of the Music at the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St George in Southwark

Jean Vanier (CNS)

Mr Vanier wins £1.1 million award for making ‘an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

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

The Holy Father will be taking part in the annual 24 Hours for the Lord initiative on March 13 at St Peter’s Basilica

Syrian refugees near the Turkish border (CNS)

According to reports, ISIS have released a number of Christians kidnapped in north-east Syria last month but have taken more hostages

Benedictus will be the fourth Catholic university in England (CNS)

Benedictus, which aims to open in central London next year, is backed by philosophers Roger Scruton and Anthony O’Hear

Jude Law (PA)

The British actor will reportedly star as a conservative Italian-American pontiff in The Young Pope

An Assyrian woman at a recent protest in Lebanon. (AP)

Two of the Assyrian Christian hostages released by ISIS have spoken to the media

Pope Francis preaches during Mass at Ognissanti parish in Rome (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pontiff says Blessed Paul VI ‘inaugurated the liturgical reform’ with Mass in 1965