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Pope Francis speaking in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis spoke in St Peter’s Square on the First Sunday of Advent

Director Mel Gibson, centre, on the set of Hacksaw Ridge(CNS)

Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair after a 10-year absence

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the new superior general of the Society of Jesus (CNS)

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal was elected last week

Prime Minister Theresa May (PA)

Catholic peer Lord Alton says he is ‘sceptical’ that the role has been downgraded

The coffin of Fr Hamel is carried outside the Rouen cathedral (AP)

An estimated 1,700 people gathered in Rouen cathedral for the funeral Mass of the murdered priest

A visible faith: last Sunday’s Corpus Christi procession through central London (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

How Catholics can reclaim Britain

Non-believers long for a spiritual truth which only the Church can provide. But to win souls we must focus on God and charity, not political arguments

Mass at Wormwood Scrubs prison (catholicrelics.co.uk)

Seeking God behind bars

Prison can be a time for rethinking. As a catechist, I have seen a deep spiritual hunger behind the locked doors

Father Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly (CNS)

Fr Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly spent more than two decades in prison and 15 years under house arrest

'Recognise the importance of immersing oneself in a Catholic culture' (AP)

A recent comment under one of my blogs beautifully illustrated why I chose to be Catholic

Rory Kinnear as Hamlet (National Theatre)

Take heart from one of the life-enhancing messages of Shakespeare’s famous play