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Francis celebrates Mass at the Church of St Gregory the Great in Rome (CNS)

Worship makes our lives bigger and better

In this extract from his new book Rowan Williams argues that effective ritual is far from being a retreat to a comforting alternative world

Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered for the Angelus (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Francis holds the monstrance at yesterday's Corpus Christi celebration (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Chuch

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis: In his own words

Selected quotes from the first year of Francis’s pontificate

Pope Francis (CNS)

We have to go to Mass with humility, Pope Francis has said

Pope Francis (CNS)

Sacramental power must not be ‘too closely identified with power in general,’ writes Pope

A member of Rome's Biopark zoo shows Pope Benedict XVI a rare young Cuban crocodile (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI says the Eucharist transforms our lives ‘despite our weakness and infidelity’

One cannot be an Anglican and use the Roman Missal – it is one or the other

The Pope leads Benediction of the Eucharist outside the Basilica of St Mary Major last Thursday (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI tells pilgrims on the feast of Corpus Christi that the Eucharist is an antidote to modern individualism

Pope Benedict XVI, wearing a Saturno hat, waves as he arrives for his general audience, in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

More than 50,000 altar servers present at general audience