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Pope Francis is mobbed before this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 25/09/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

An England cricketer walks off the pitch as Pakistan's team celebrates (AP)

Breaking off sporting links with Pakistan would signal our displeasure at the way it treats minorities

Photo gallery: Pope Francis in Cagliari

Ten superb images from the Pontiff’s recent visit to the Sardinian capital

Kevin Spacey playing Richard III (PA)

The Catholic culture of the time may have persuaded Richard that the Princes in the Tower needed to ‘disappear’

Benedict XVI makes his final public appearance as Pope in February (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/09/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pilgrims photograph the body of Padre Pio (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Today we celebrate the feast of the saint who struggled with dark visions

Women touch the coffin of a man killed in the Peshawar attack (AP)

Our Government deplores attacks on Christians but continues to support governments that make them possible

The Pope arrives at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/09/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

David Attenborough at a science campaign launch in January 2009

As soon as you start using the ominous phrase “population control”, as Sir David does, you are in the world of Orwell’s 1984, however benignly you might dress it up

"The Return of the Prodigal Son," unknown artist, at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City (CNS)

Did Psalm 137 inspire Jesus’s famous parable?