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Lagos's Chrit Church Cathedral. Nigeria has a grave problem with violence (PA)

Cleric is murdered alongside his brother in southwest Nigeria

Thousands have already died this year trying to cross to Europe (CNS)

To love life is to care always for others, says pontiff, attacking abortion and unsafe working conditions

Pope Francis has a special devotion to St Thérèse of Lisieux © Mazur/

Pope Francis is particularly fond of white roses, a sign of his devotion to St Thérèse of Lisieux

Cardinal Sarah spoke earlier this week (CNS)

Pope Francis asked him to continue the legacy of his predecessor

Charles Kennedy (1959-2015)

Praise for ‘immensely courageous’ leader who led the party to its best election result

Bishop Mark Davies

Video features Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

The UN headquarters (CNS)

‘You and your cohort are out in the cold,’ sociologist Margaret Archer tells campaigner

A memorial to victims of Nazi euthanasia in Vienna. (PA)

In England ‘we are free to proclaim the sanctity of human life as much as we like’

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (CNS)

But Church denies cardinal’s book was censored before publication

Bishop Egan said children need a mother and a father ©Mazur/

Bishop Philip Egan defended marriage in an editorial for the Catholic Medical Quarterly