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Young people from the dioceses of Plymouth and Clifton catch a plane to Madrid (Photo: Marcin Mazur)

Pilgrims from the Diocese of East Anglia are to visit three shrines in three days on their way to World Youth Day

Buildings destroyed by fire in Croydon, Surrey (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Archbishop says he is shocked by riots

Archbishop of Westminster calls for people to pray for the victims of rioting and looting across England

Ann Widdecombe spent 10 weeks as a contestant on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing (PA photo)

Retired MP and Strictly star says BBC religion coverage has ‘improved vastly’ since Aquil Ahmed took over two years ago

The pocket-size Gospel of St John was found inside the coffin of St Cuthbert in 1104 (CNS photo/courtesy of British Library)

The St Cuthbert Gospel is believed to be the oldest intact book produced in Europe

A woman holds her baby outside a tent serving as a medical clinic in Mogadishu, Somalia (CNS photo/Stuart Price UN handout photo via Reuters)

British Catholics give £3m to Africa

Catholics in England, Wales and Scotland have donated more than £3 million for the east Africa famine

A copy of the new Roman Missal seen in Rome last year (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Bishops’ conference has given the go-ahead for three publishers to produce the missals in time for Advent

A Somali refugee girl waits for her turn to collect water at a refugee camp in Kenya (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)

Benedict XVI tells pilgrims that Jesus was setting an example when he miraculously multiplied loaves and fishes

Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo on Sunday (CNS photo/ Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Pope Benedict XVI advises pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo to pack scripture in holiday suitcase

Michael Gove's EBacc initiative has been widely criticised (PA photo)

Report by MPs points to damaging effect that EBacc will have on religious education

Archbishop Sambi: helped to organise John Paul II's historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2000 (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

Archbishop of New York says nuncio had the ‘highest respect and deepest affection’ of nation’s Catholics