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Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is a former Catholic school headmaster

Sir Michael Wilshaw addressed the the annual conference of the Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools and Colleges

St. Elijah's Monastery,  pictured in 2008 (AP)

ISIS destroy Iraq’s oldest monastery

The monastery stood for more than 1,000 years before it was razed by Islamist militants

Pope Francis (AP)

During his general audience Pope Francis said we shouldn’t end the day without asking forgiveness of eachother

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz arrives for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops (CNS)

Archbishop Kurtz addressed the synod today

Pope Francis caresses a child during his weekly general audience (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

During his general audience, Francis said that work gives dignity to the family

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (PA)

Archbishop Coutts has accused Nawaz Sharif of leaving minority faith communities open to attack

Blessed John Henry Newman wrote the Dream of Gerontius

A new book shows that Blessed John Henry Newman was a man of action and an indefatigable administrator

Evoking the transcendent: the Sagrada Família, showing the lush Nativity façade (PA)

The exterior of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona is a bit loopy, but the interior is so awe-inspiring that it could win over future generations to Christianity

Archbishop Oscar Romero (CNS)

Archbishop from El Salvador was ‘killed in hatred of the Faith’, says Vatican

The statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square (PA)

Churchill imbibed, and served up, the classic Victorian Anglican version of our island story