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Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful in St Peter's Square after his Urbi and Orbi blessing (PA photo)

Tens of thousands attend papal Mass in St Peter’s Square

Pope Benedict leads the Good Friday liturgy (CNS)

Pope leads Good Friday ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica

Benedict XVI celebrates the chrism Mass this morning (CNS)

Benedict XVI criticises Austrian priests’ campaign to relax Church discipline

Over 50 people were received into the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

A page from the graphic novel Please God, Find Me A Husband! by Simone Lia

Catholic illustrator whose work has been displayed in Tate Modern says novel was inspired by prayer

After taking legal advice, the NHS trust has now assigned the nurse to alternative duties (PA photo)

Catholic nurse threatened with sack for refusing to work on abortion ward wins case without going to court

Archbishop Mennini and Mgr Newton, right, at the Mass (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop Mennini celebrated the ordinariate’s first ever Chrism Mass

Pope Benedict XVI and Raúl Castro outside the Palace of the Revolution in Havana. In the middle is a translator (CNS photo)

Castro declares Good Friday a holiday

Good Friday is to become a public holiday in Cuba for the first time since 1959

Cuban political dissidents Alejandrina Garcia de la Rivas and Laura Maria Labrada Pollan. Both have reportedly been arrested (CNS photo)

The dissidents had appealed for a meeting with Benedict XVI

Fr Mercer, centre, with Mgr Keith Newton, left, and Bishop Alan Hopes (Photo: Personal Ordinariate)

Fr Robert Mercer’s stand against apartheid was dramatised in a pop musical in South Africa