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Spent cartridges lie on the ground in Benghazi, Libya (CNS)

Catholic clergy in eastern Libya vowed to continue ministering to local Church members

Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya in July (PA)

The Church west of Egypt has long been plagued by heresy, piracy and persecution

Russell Brand

The dangerous ignorance of Russell Brand

He is participating in a narrative that sends young British Muslims to die needlessly on the side of evil

Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher who was jailed in Sudan in 2007 for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed (PA)

The case of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim tells us a great deal about the Muslim mindset as it exists in Sudan today

A celebrated photograph taken by Ernest Brooks during the Battle of Broodseinde on October 4 1917

A peacemaker betrayed

When Pope Benedict XV tried to end the First World War British Catholics shunned him, says Fr Ashley Beck

Mary Kenny with Catholic Herald chairman Peter Sheppard

In her new autobiography, The Catholic Herald columnist demonstrates her skill for writing about both people and ideas

Paschal Uche (second left) welcomes Pope Benedict XVI, on behalf of Britain's young people, as the Pope sit on the steps of Westminster Cathedral, in central London, after celebrating Mass (Photo: PA)

Mr Uche has been accepted for seminary training by Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood.

The Union Flag unfurled. Soon Britons won't be able to agree on anything (Photo: PA)

The Guardian says that traditional English identity is disappearing. What will replace it?

Prayers are said every year at the state opening of Parliament (PA photo)

Clive Bone’s success at the High Court shows that Britain has started to lose its Christian identity

Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker, presenters of Countryfile

The BBC takes on the cold and the rain so you don’t have to