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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

An image from the Fulda Sacramentary depicts the martyrdom of St Boniface

St Boniface (June 5) was named after a fourth-century martyr from Tarsus in Syria

Pope Francis waves to journalists on board his flight to Rome (PA)

Pontiff tells press during in-flight media conference that ‘no miracle has been found yet’