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Soldiers drive through the capital Bujumbura last Wednesday (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to stand for a third term in office has sparked protests and an attempted coup

President Abbas greets the Pope at the conclusion of the canonisation Mass (CNS)

Meeting in Rome comes days after Vatican referred to state of Palestine

Bishop Mark O'Toole of Plymouth prays over the relics (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Thousands of Catholics across southern England expected to venerate relics during week-long tour

Ben Gummer arrives in Downing Street for a meeting with David Cameron (Photo: PA)

Catholic MP Ben Gummer said in 2008 that he was ‘personally and principally against abortion’

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines (CNS)

The cardinal said he wanted to strengthen the Church of the poor

This week's edition of the Catholic Herald magazine

Inside this week’s Catholic Herald

A sneak preview of our latest issue

The US House of Representatives voted in favour of a 20-week restriction (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Obama has previously vowed to veto the bill if it passes the Senate

Mgr Patrick McKinney, the new Bishop of Nottingham

New Bishop of Nottingham announced

Mgr Patrick McKinney will be ordained by Cardinal Vincent Nichols in July

Riot police detain a young man participating in street protests in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

Catholics will resign from the country’s electoral commission if the election goes ahead

Bishop Mark Davies (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Davies says ‘culture of death’ today threatens those considered to be a financial burden