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An Ebola sensitisation campaign painted on a wall in the Liberian capital Monrovia (CNS)

I quarantined myself after baptising 27 people, including two Ebola survivors, at the Easter Vigil

A detail from The Baptism of Christ  by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci

It is practically obligatory for Christians to take part in enthusiastic celebrations to mark the feast of St John the Baptist

A detail from St Francis Preaches to the Birds by Giotto

Throughout the centuries, saintly priests and nuns have been exemplary environmentalists

A detail from Hans Holbein's portrait of St Thomas More

Fisher and More lived exemplary lives and were content to be martyred for the faith

A man checks an air conditioning unit in an apartment in Chicago (AP)

Francis is right in that we need to build more ecologically

Copies of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si' at a Vatican press conference (Photo: PA)

In Laudato Si’ the Pope is as loyal a son of the Church as he ever is

A sterilisation ward in Chhattisgarh. Four million Indian women are sterilised each year (AP)

First it was eugenics – now, under the guise of environmentalism, governments across the world are trying to force the poor and ‘culturally backward’ not to breed