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Dr Bennet Omalu with Will Smith: ‘The NFL tried to exterminate me professionally’ (Photo: AP)

The Catholic who tackled the NFL

A new film tells the story of a Nigerian doctor who linked brain damage to American football. His faith gave him the strength to stand up for the truth

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square on the weekend (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke to the faithful in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Brilliant: Rachel McAdams as Boston Globe journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight

Spotlight makes its mark without resorting to sensationalism

Spotlight director Tom McCarthy (AP)

Tom McCarthy says Catholics should not be put off seeing his Oscar-nominated film about the Boston Globe’s investigation into sexual abuse by clergy

The mother of Adi, who bravely confronts his demons in The Look of Silence

From remorseless executioners in Indonesia to hippy detectives in LA, 2015 was a thrilling year for film-lovers

Cardinal Vincent Nichols opened the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral (Diocese of Westminster)

On Sunday the Archbishop of Westminster marked the beginning of the Year of Mercy

Peggy Guggenheim: moved in heady circles and wasunapologetically promiscuous

A new documentary pays entertaining tribute to Peggy Guggenheim

Joe Calzaghe with his father Enzo

Mr Calzaghe is a straightforward documentary about the life and career of legendary Welsh boxer, Joe Calzaghe

Tyson Fury trains ahead of his world title fight with Wladimir Klitschko (AP)

The towering heavyweight is proud to profess his Catholic faith in public

A mourner wipes his eye outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris (AP)

Suddenly evoking Islamist atrocities in the Middle East has become rather trendy, which is of no use at all to the thousands who have already been butchered