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John Paul II pictured with other religious leaders at Assisi in 1986 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pope and other religious leaders will make speeches and sign a commitment to peace when they meet at Assisi in October

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore at his residence in Lahore (CNS photo/Mian Khursheed, Reuters)

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore made his comment following protests in which at least 24 people were killed

Benedict XVI receives the official WYD 2011 backpack from Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela of Madrid: each one will contain a copy of "YouCat" (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI tells young people in foreword to YouCat that they must know their faith ‘with precision’

Rebel fighters cover the body of a Libyan killed in a coalition air strike (CNS photo/Youssef Boudlal, Reuters)

Apostolic vicar of Tripoli says collapse of one building killed 40 people

Results are read out the last time MPs voted on abortion law, during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in 2008 (PA photo)

MPs seek to tighten abortion law

Labour and Tory MPs are tabling amendments to a new health bill that they say will dramatically reduce the number of abortions in Britain

Handicapped pilgrims pictured in front of the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Bishop recognises healing as ‘remarkable’ but says further study is needed before it can be declared a miracle

Refugees carry their possessions on their heads in Ivory Coast as they flee from escalating violence    AP Photo/Marco Chown Oved

Pope Benedict XVI pleads for peace in the country and says he has sent Cardinal Turkson as an envoy

A rebel fighter guards a checkpoint on a road in Libya (CNS photo/Finbarr O'Reilly, Reuters)

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Britain, is to represent the Vatican at an international conference on Libya tomorrow

Archbishop Shevchuk is installed at the Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection of Christ in Kiev (CNS photo/Kon stantin Chernichkin, Reuters)

Archbishop Shevchuk, 40, is chosen to lead the largest of the Eastern churches in full communion with Rome

Archbishop Mennini speaks at the Mass of Welcome in his honour at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

In an interview with the Herald, Archbishop Mennini says he wants a ‘friendly’ dialogue with all sides of British society