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The US Embassy is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag in Paris, Monday Nov. 16, 2015, after a series of coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people and injured over 350 last Friday. (Dominique Faget/Pool Photo via AP)

‘Terror always seeks to separate us from those we most love,’ the US Catholic bishops said

In 2011, an inscription reading 'They were Flammable' and a Nazi swastika are seen on the monument dedicated to Jews in Jedwabne killed by their Polish neighbours in 1941 (AP)

Remembering the heroic Poles who saved Jewish lives, should not blind us to an ugly strain within Polish history

The moon rises above a pair of crosses on the roof of Holy Trinity Church in Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province (AP)

Fr Pedro Yu Heping ran a popular Catholic website in China

A child, is carried out from the crowd to meet Pope Francis, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

90 per cent of American Catholics now say they view Pope Francis favourably

Residents hold on to a plastic hose and an electricity wire while trying to cross a road after Typhoon Koppu hit the province of Nueva Ecija (CNS)

Relief effort hampered by struggle to communicate with some parts of the typhoon-hit region in the north of the country

GK Chesterton is discussed in Edward Short's new book (AP)

Catholic critic Edward Short’s Adventures in the Books Pages features perceptive comment on the likes of Graham Greene, Leonardo da Vinci and GK Chesterton

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics gathering

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics held a four-day assembly in Rome over the weekend

Soldiers of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic movement ride tanks as they withdraw from the front line outside Luhansk, Ukraine (CNS)

‘The time for cautious diplomacy is at an end,’ Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has said

St Benedict's Catholic School was criticised by Ofsted inspectors last year

The complaint by the Catholic Education Service is in a written submission to the House of Commons Education Committee

Benedict XVI arriving at Edinburgh Airport in September 2010 (CNS)

We republish the following blog, originally published on September 20, 2010, to mark the fifth anniversary of Benedict’s papal visit to Britain