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England captain Wayne Rooney in a match against Estonia last month (PA)

England captain visited Our Lady and St Swithin’s Catholic Primary School in Liverpool

Cardinal George Pell Below: Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols says family synod called faithful ‘to walk alongside people in difficult situations’

Members of the St Peter's cricket team, from left, Deepak Anto, captain Anthony Currer, Ajeesh George, Davidson Jestus, and Pratheesh Thomas (PA)

Team to bring bat signed by Francis with them on tour of England

People attend a Courtyard of the Gentiles gathering in the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (CNS)

Promoting dialogue between believers and non-believers will enrich our national conversation

The Law Society has made proposals which would make it possible for Muslims to commission English solicitors to draw up 'Sharia compliant' wills (PA)

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone

Thousands gather of Dublins O'Connell Street for this years St Patricks day parade (PA)

Hail, glorious St Patrick!

But beware the dangerous new tradition that paints 20th century Ireland as a grim theocracy

Pope Francis announced the extraordinary synod in October last year  (CNS)

Details of questionnaire responses from Catholics in England and Wales will remain confidential

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS)

Cardinal Pell: Ashes revenge is sweet

‘Turn the other cheek doesn’t quite fit the England–Australia battle,’ says Australian cardinal

Australia captain Michael Clarke confronts England's James Anderson during the closing stages at The Gabba (PA)

The Australian captain told one English player to ‘get ready for a broken arm’. Is this really what the Ashes is all about now?

The body of St Zita lies in the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca, Italy

The body of St Zita (Aprl 27) is paraded through the streets of Lucca every year