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Jamestown Discovery

Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy

Syrian women light candles before attending a prayer service at the Melkite Catholic patriarchate in Damascus (CNS)

Fr Antoine Boutros and his driver have not been seen since July 12

Pope Francis will visit the country on Saturday for 24 hours (CNS)

The Pope has released a video message ahead of his visit on Saturday

Pope Francis hugs 12-year-old Glyzelle Palomar (PA)

There were a number of memorable and touching moments during the papal visit

The US Supreme Court building in Washington (CNS)

The court has accepted petitions from Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio

David Cameron made the remarks when he visited the US last week (PA)

The Prime Minister was speaking to the US news programme Face the Nation

A girl kisses a picture of Pope Francis inside Manila cathedral (CNS photo/Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA)

Pope had requested money went to victims of last year’s disaster

The traditionally Anglican programme will broadcast from Catholic churches

Songs of Praise to include Masses

TV show to include services from other Christian denominations

Penitents wait in line for confession (CNS)

The state has the right to know many things, but it has no jurisdiction over matters of conscience

Pope Francis kisses an infant as he makes his way to Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day Way. Catholicism is losing ground across the region (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Large numbers adopting evaneglical Protestantism or leaving religion