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The replica of the Shroud of Turin

Barrie Schwortz, a leading expert on the Shroud, spoke at the event

The dome of Sacre Coeur drew Jean-Marie Elie Setbon towards Christ (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

The story of a rabbi’s unconventional path to the Church

Francis hands a copy of the bull of indiction of the Holy Year of Mercy to a Vatican official (AP)

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’

Maurice Glasman: 'The most important thing is to express my gratitude to the Church, to the Catholic tradition for the intellectual nourishment'

Maurice Glasman explains why Catholics should trust the Labour party

Pius XII prepares to give a radio address in 1943 (CNS)

A new book suggests the wartime pope used all the means within his power to help Jews

Pope Francis  salutes the faithful in St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

Three new books about Pope Francis show that the new Pontiff believes we are engaged in a daily battle with the Devil

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps 67; Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; Jn 14:23-29 (Year C)

The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Acts 13:14 & 43-52; Revelation 7:9 & 14-17; John 10:27-30 (Year C)

Pope Francis kisses a child at this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 17/04/13

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

Ed West welcomes a new book that sheds light on the mysterious birth of the Islamic faith