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Benedict XVI greets the crowd at his general audience at Castel Gandolfo (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI: art is a doorway to God

Art can ‘push us upward’ towards heaven, says Pope at weekly general audience

The last WYD Mass with the Diocese of Ciudad Real, celebrated near the the famous windmills of Campo de Criptana. About 10,000 people were present

James Kelliher of the Diocese of Westminster describes an unforgettable experience

Kevin Bradley and Zdenek outside St Wilfrid’s Centre, Sheffield

Centre helps migrant to return home

Charity is busy returning conned migrant workers to their home countries in eastern Europe

Pupils at Farnborough Hill School in Hampshire celebrate. Ninety per cent of all results were at A* to B and 72 per cent at the top two grades of A* and A (Photo: Claire Duffin)

Schools across the country record their best ever results

Pilgrims greet Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives for a Mass at the Cuatro Vientos (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Be missionaries, Benedict XVI urges youth

Pilgrims throng Cuatro Vientos as a fire truck passes among the crowd waiting for the Pope Benedict XVI (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Vigil is interrupted by a fierce gale

Pupils at Coloma Convent Girls School perform the much-loved musical (Photo: Donna Allen)

More than 300 girls took part in the three-night run

Photo exhibition marks papal visit anniversary

Clifton Diocese is staging a photographic exhibition to celebrate the Holy Father’s historic state visit to Britain last year

Children assemble for a week of fun with the Canonesses (Photo: Sister Moira)

Sisters bring fun to Essex estates

About 150 children enjoyed drumming, stunts and circus tricks and learned about science and crafts

Priest celebrates 25th anniversary of ordination

Fr Charles Briggs celebrated his silver jubilee of ordination to the sacred priesthood on Tuesday August 2