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The letter urged bishops not to shift its stance on same sex relationships (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

More than 80 evangelical leaders in the UK have written to the College of Bishops

Mary Beard's new series on the Romans is mesmerising

Romanitas was the glue that kept the Empire together. The Church has something strikingly similar

Pope Francis catches a garment thrown by someone in the crowd during his general audience (CNS)

Christians are called to imitate the good Samaritan, Pope tells crowds in St Peter’s Square

A spread of tarot cards (AP)

In his morning Mass homily, Francis said those who listen to seers ‘do not follow Jesus’

Auctioneer Marc Labarbe and art expert Eric Turquin with the painting claimed to be by Italian master Caravaggio (AP)

The newly-discovered painting of Judith beheading Holofernes reminds us that the world of the Old Testament is very different to our own

A journalist writes notes as he browses though a copy of Amoris Laetitia (AP)

Given the length of Amoris Laetitia, most Catholics are relying on second hand readings of the text

The Bible finished sixth on a list topped by John Green's Looking for Alaska (AP)

The Bible is on American Library Association’s list of ‘most challenged’ books

A lion at Bristol Zoo: parts of Europe once had a sizeable lion population (PA)

Nevertheless the Apostle gave us one of the best lion quotations in the whole Bible

Pope Francis urged people to be charitable during the Year of Mercy (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

The Pope says that if the jubilee year ‘doesn’t reach our pockets, it’s not a real jubilee’

Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

New statement says God will save Jewish people even if they do not explicitly believe in Christ