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Archbishop Justin Welby throws up a ball while meeting members of St Peter's Cricket Club (CNS) Below: The Catholic Herald cartoon (Christian Adams)

Match to be played between St Peter’s Cricket Club and Church of England XI in September

Archbishop Jean Sleiman (CNS)

Archbishop of Baghdad believes Iraqi leaders must work together to stop Isis

Cardinal Nichols (Mazur)

Cardinal Nichols was speaking at a summit hosted by William Hague and Angelina Jolie

Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Thousands are leaving the oppressive country to seek asylum

A 13th-century manuscript at Trinity College Library, Dublin, shows the executioner’s eyes falling out as he kills the saint

St Alban (June 22) is venerated by Anglicans, Catholics and Orthodox Christians

Christ the Redeemer statue  in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

Christ the Redeemer statue shown in an Italian football shirt in advert on Rai

Nansen primary school is one of five Birmingham schools placed in special measures (CNS)

Catholic Education Service says ‘many people are confusing extremism with religion’

William Ness, 12th Yorkshire Parachute Battalion, pictured during a commemorative ceremony at Memorial Pegasus near Ouistreham, France (Photo: PA)

In message to French bishops Pope remembers soldiers who fought Nazism

Archbishop Tartaglia (PA)

Pope invited to mark 400th anniversary of St John Ogilvie’s martyrdom next March

One of many churches that have been damaged during the Syrian war (AP)

‘We feel a terrible storm around us’, Maronite archbishop says in prayers