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The Council of Europe, which has ruled that euthanasia must always remain illegal Photo: Fourmy Mario/ABACA/Press Association Images

Strasbourg-based organisation announces that assisted suicide “must always be prohibited”

Archbishop Vigano, now apostolic nuncio to the US, apparently said there was a corruption problem at Vatican City in a letter to Benedict XVI (Photo: CNS)

Vatican downplays corruption claim

Vatican spokesman criticises ‘partisan, partial and banal’ documentary

Mulryne during his Manchester United days (Tom Honan/EMPICS Sport)

Phil Mulryne, once a teammate of Ryan Giggs and David Beckham, is now a seminarian in Rome

Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster
(Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Alan Hopes confirms that the new structure is open to all Anglican converts

The illustrations are by watercolourist Ann Kissane Engelhart

‘Be Saints’ recalls the Holy Father’s meeting with young people at the Big Assembly in Twickenham

Benedict XVI pictured with Barack and Michelle Obama (Photo: CNS)

A reading age of 16 is required to understand the Pope’s addresses, according to a linguistic test

University College London, founded in 1826 (Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Student union restricts talks on abortion

Union at University College London compels pro-life groups to invite pro-abortion speakers to their discussions

The House of Lords voted to exclude child benefit from the Government's proposed benefits cap (PA)

Blocking Government reforms was “vital to protect children facing poverty”

Archbishop Smith is chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Mazur)

Archbishop Peter Smith raised concerns with Theresa May in a 40-minute meeting yesterday

Social networks can point people towards authentic questioning, silence and prayer (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI, in an apparent reference to Twitter, says profound thoughts can be communicated even in concise phrases