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Valerio Mendoza, 83, at a vigil for climate change on the eve of the UN climate summit in Lima (CNS)

An interfaith prayer vigil took place in Lima earlier this week

The second Sunday of Advent is this weekend (PA)

Almost 400,000 images of parish registers are being made available by the Irish Church and the National Library of Ireland

Pope Francis said that the country was renowned for peaceful coexistence (CNS)

Pope Francis said that bishops must embrace the social dimension of the Gospel

The Vatican cricket team's #putoutyourbats tribute to Philip Hughes (Picture from @cardravasi)

St Peter’s players to attend Mass to mourn Australian batsman

Pope Francis at today's Global Freedom Network meeting

Francis and others launch initiative to ‘eradicate modern slavery’

Heythrop College referred to financial challenges in its statement (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The university college is currently in partnership talks with St Mary’s University, Twickenham

A pro-life vigil in Bedford Square, central London

Pro-life activist criticises BPAS campaign for a law banning protesters outside its clinics

Remy Cordonnier, the director of the Saint-Omer library, opens a page of the newly discovered Shakespeare's original first folio (CNS)

A First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays found in a French library came from a Catholic college

Chelston Methodist Church

‘If we are to grow and flourish, we need to acquire buildings of our own’, says Mgr Newton

Children from New Hall school in Essex at a Mass in Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Church also serves more children from deprived areas