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Pakistani Christians shower rose petals on the casket of Shahbaz Bhatti during a funeral in his native village Khushpur near Faisalabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Christians from all over Pakistan attend funeral in Kushpur, Faisalabad, while prime minister calls assassinated minister ‘a very rare leader’

Matt Baggott, chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and assistant chief constable Judith Gillespie (Paul Faith/PA Wire)

Bishops announce opposition to plans to abolish 50-50 Catholic-Protestant recruitment policy for Northern Ireland’s police force

Bishop Declan Lang (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Clifton says Pakistani minister’s courage and faith is an example for all

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera elevates the Eucharist during a Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Burke says that many bishops and priests do not treat abuses seriously enough

Archbishop Nichols in his lecture says that a mature and enlightened public square will 'echo to the sound of many faiths' (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop of Westminster says in lecture at LSE that the private sector must serve society, not just pursue profit

People pray during an Ash Wednesday service at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (CNS photo/Gregory Shemitz)

Bishop Kieran Conry says wearing of ashes is a ‘wonderful’ chance for people to show their commitment to Christ

The Queen receives Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, at Buckingham Palace (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

Archbishop Mennini was taken to Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage

Pope Benedict XVI visits Rome’s main synagogue in January 2010. In his new book he seeks to deepen Catholic-Jewish dialogue (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

In his forthcoming book on Jesus, Benedict XVI says mob does not represent Jews, but sinful humanity

Shahbaz Bhatti pictured at the US bishops' conference headquarters in Washington (Photo: CNS)

Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minorities, had received death threats from extremists but refused to stop speaking out

President Barack Obama  Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.com

Bishops have called Obama’s decision not to support Defense of Marriage Act an abdication of the Government’s constitutional obligation to uphold the law