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Mordechai Pinchas, a Jewish scribe, hands over a megillah, or Hebrew scroll, to Mother Xavier McMonagle of the Tyburn Nuns (CNS)

A scroll of the Old Testament Book of Esther has been returned to the Tyburn nuns

South Korean Christians attend a protest against North Korea (AP)

Pope Francis to visit South Korea

Pontiff to beatify martyrs and celebrate youth day during first trip to Asia in August

Two of the nuns speak with journalists on the border with Lebanon earlier today (Kyodo)

Kidnapped Syrian nuns set free

Patriarch confirms women are unharmed after being taken by jihadis last December

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Photo: CNS)

Doctors say there is no natural explanation for survival of child delivered stillborn

Bishop Egan (Mazur)

Bishop Egan explains thinking behind the reorganisation of his diocese to ACTA members

A rosary draped over an Argentinian flag (CNS)

The Pope revealed today that he carries the crucifix in a pouch under his white robes

Pope Francis receives ashes from Slovakian Cardinal Jozef Tomko during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome (CNS)

Pontiff spoke at Ash Wednesday Mass in Rome

Ordinariate members attend a papal audience at the Vatican (CNS)

Cardinal Müller told ordinaries that they are being scrutinsed

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis says Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on birth control was ‘prophetic’

Cardinal Peter Turkson (PA)

‘Homosexuals are not criminals,’ says Ghanaian cardinal