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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Pope John Paul II shake hands in 2001 (PA)

Mr Arafat was moved to tears by Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ

A new born baby grasps the thumb of her mother

Feminist propaganda has posited the idea that being at home with your children is less exciting than going into the work-place

Archbishop Justin Welby throws up a ball while meeting members of St Peter's Cricket Club (CNS) Below: The Catholic Herald cartoon (Christian Adams)

Match to be played between St Peter’s Cricket Club and Church of England XI in September

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis is popular with the secular media because they think he’s about to abandon the disciplines of the Church; and they have built him up by denigrating Benedict XVI

Richard Dawkins (AP)

Belief in the theory of evolution is no reason for atheism as Dawkins supposes: Darwin himself insisted that the had never been an atheist

Peter Drummond-Murray (congress2006.com)

Paying tribute to a man who was brave, eccentric and generous

Pope Francis (CNS)

Standing up for Catholic beliefs in the public arena is a tough but vital task

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (PA)

Archbishop of Westminster calls rising poverty in affluent Britain ‘a disgrace’

What will a society where the minority are brought up in traditional families look like? (PA)

The Church used to discuss this important subject a great deal, but in recent times the talking has stopped

Rochus Misch at his home in Berlin in 2005 (AP)

Hitler’s bodyguard, Rochus Misch, insisted he ‘proud to work’ for the Nazi leader