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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

Muslim women pray outside court in Putrajaya, Malaysia (PA)

The legal dispute began five years ago

Bishop Mark Davies will urge the faithful to remember the true meaning of Christmas (Simon Caldwell)

Bishop Davies says society must not attempt to achieve ‘cohesion’ by purging references to Christianity

Palestinians attend Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Attachments to holy places shouldn’t be a cause of violence, says religious council

Asia Bibi

Church to appeal Asia Bibi death penalty

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge