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Ahmed el-Tayeb exchanges gifts with Pope Francis (AP)

Anti-Christian prejudice among Muslims is a very bad advertisement for their faith

Fr Al-Bazi: ‘They said we have all night to take out your teeth, and you have plenty’ (CNS)

Fr Douglas Al-Bazi’s torturers asked him why he wasn’t afraid of death. He told them: ‘For me, death is the beginning. But for you it is the end’

St Augustine’s Church, Ramsgate (Ludmila Griffin)

A few years ago St Augustine’s, Ramsgate, had just one Mass a week. Today the restored shrine welcomes 10,000 visitors a year

Bernie Sanders arrives on a hotel terrace near the Vatican (PA)

A celebration of the encyclical Centesimus Annus turned the worker into a subject of state policy rather than an economic agent

EU and UK flags fly above the European Commission offices in Westminster (PA)

St Augustine warned 1,500 years ago that false supranational unity is a structure of sin. The EU has proved him right

'We need to make profound changes in the way we do things' (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A report on the state of Catholicism in England and Wales makes for worrying, if not surprising, reading

GK Chesterton sits on a bench in Brighton in 1935 (AP Photo)

Chesterton ‘addresses the narrowness and slipperiness of modern thinking’, says the author of a new guide to his work

Woman hugs boy during prayer vigil at Redemption Point Church for the victims of shootings at a recruiting centre and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga, Tenn., (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Principles of love and peace lose their force when divorced from the teaching of Christ the Lord

A pregnancy test and instructions (PA)

Babies conceived through illicit affairs are innocent. We should pray to St Rita for them

Boris Johnson MP speaks in favour of Vote Leave (PA)

Brexiteers idolise the state. Catholic tradition has a far richer idea of the common good