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Pope Francis greets British actor Joseph Fiennes, his wife Maria Dolores Dieguez, and their two daughters at the  general audience in St Peter's Square  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The actor attended the Pope’s general audience with his wife and two daughters

A special edition of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly paper,  released last week

L’Osservatore Romano is right to protest when Charlie Hebdo blames God for the carnage of last year

Abortion law will now be decided by Holyrood  (PA)

LIFE has welcomed the devolution of abortion law

Giles Fraser said that we must learn to worship in tents not temples (PA)

The Reformation with its attendant iconoclasm stripped England of much of its numinosity

Julie Burchill has written movingly about the death of her son

A moving article by Julie Burchill highlights the importance of supporting those who have suffered tragic loss

Ben Gummer arrives in Downing Street for a meeting with David Cameron (Photo: PA)

Catholic MP Ben Gummer said in 2008 that he was ‘personally and principally against abortion’

Vladimir Putin pushes the myth about the way Russia is being encircled by the West (PA)

Benedict XVI spoke presciently about the ‘dictatorship of relativism’

'The image brought home just how much technology had reshaped the world in the eight years between the elections of Benedict XVI and Francis' (AP)

The night that inspired us to embark on one of the biggest changes in our 126-year history

Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 23/01/13

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

A lady prepares to receive the Sacrament of the Sick at a care home in Rochester, New York (CNS photo)

As a hospital chaplain administering to the dying you learn a lot about life and human dignity