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Prime Minister David Cameron is escorted by prison governer Stephen Ruddy as he tours HMP Onley in Rugby ahead of a major speech on prison reform (PA)

England and Wales’ lead bishop for prisons has said ‘prisoners should be treated as assets to our society rather than liabilities’

The Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life has released a report on the place of religion in UK society (PA)

Sectarianism is not a self-evident result of religious selection in schools

People take pictures with mobile phones and tablets as Pope Francis arrives  (CNS)

The Pope held a question and answer at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Christian Education

Christopher claims he was told to remove his rosary at school

School in Florida says the rosary violated the dress code

Children play football at the Terra Santa School in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Ramle (AP)

The schools were closed to pressure the Israeli government to grant budgeting equality

Heythrop College referred to financial challenges in its statement (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The college were in talks with St Mary’s University, Twickenham, but a deal failed to materialise

David Cameron helps with a reading lesson at a Catholic school in near Bolton [PA]

The plot to eradicate faith schools

Why should a child be unable to attend their local school which happens to be Catholic, but be obliged to travel afar for education?

'The problem is that a child's intelligence simply isn't as interesting as an adult's'

Child Genius an uncomfortable watch with gifted children acting like adults

Pope Francis meets with the faithful during his visit to the Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francis addressed an outdoor meeting at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke (PA)

The Catholic Education Service has said that religious instruction must remain part of Catholic education