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Pope Francis is urging us to 'go forth' on mission (AP)

We are each called to spend time on our neighbours, drawing our strength from prayer

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Pope Francis has quickly become the most iconic moral authority in the world today

Pope Francis greets an ambassador to the Holy See in January (AP)

Britain’s ambassador to the Holy See says it’s been a joy to see the first year of the pontificate unfold

Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Despite establishing the super cardinals, so far the Pope has overseen only piecemeal reforms

Dr Irving Finkel

How the ark changed shape

British Museum curator Irving Finkel tells Will Gore how the chance discovery of a Babylonian tablet helped him trace the roots of Noah’s Ark

Fr Frankie Mulgrew

My guide to making God laugh out loud

Fr Frankie Mulgrew was once so depressed he used to watch EastEnders for relief. Then he learned how to relish the divine sense of humour

American children in Philadelphia look at one of four surviving copies of the Magna Carta (AP)

We should be more grateful for our freedom, argues Daniel Hannan in How We Invented Freedom

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis review

The Coen brothers new film is fine achievement despite the fact it has been snubbed by the Oscars

Barry and Margaret Mizen

Father of murdered schoolboy on being named in the New Year’s Honours List and his quest to keep his son’s memory alive

Fr Ragheed Ganni, killed in Mosul in June 207 (CNS)

Even if he was not responsible for a ‘miracle’, I will always be grateful to Fr Ragheed Ganni