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In his homily Cardinal Nichols alluded to St Augustine's famous comment that the human heart is restless until it comes to rest in God (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols said he and the Archbishop of Canterbury have ‘an implicit trust’

Catholics at a rally for religious freedom in the US (CNS)

Facing hostility from secularists at home and violence from Islamists abroad, the faithful should stop pursuing lost social causes and focus instead on defending religious freedom

The 40 martyrs' feast day is May 4

Among the martyrs are St Richard Reynolds, one of four people hanged on May 4 1535

Iraqi Christian refugee girl holds souvenir of Holy Family as boy looks on at a Lebanese church (CNS)

Cardinal Bechara Rai tells UNESCO that Christians are ‘irreplaceable peacemakers’ and, without them, ‘Islam will fall into the hands of fundamentalists’

Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin

Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin were a shining example to their renowned daughter and still inspire Catholics today

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis sends message to the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after latest ISIS massacre

Pope Francis and Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt (L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis met a 30-member delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis at the Vatican

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope discusses ‘daily temptation for Christians’ during Mass at his Vatican residence

Protesters outside the US embassy in London (PA)

ISIS are not isolated fanatics, but highly organised and have a hinterland of support in many Western nations

Bishop Angaelos, general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK (CNS)

Bishop Angaelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, has released a statement following murder of Christians in Libya