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Sir Martin Gilbert remained serene before the record of history

A friend who told us the truth

Sir Martin Gilbert was granted the greatest gift that a biographer could ask for, a subject truly heroic to write about

Jesuit Fr Alexis Prem Kumar, who was released last month (CNS)

Indian Jesuit abducted in Afghanistan last year says the voice of Pope Francis was consoling

Pope Francis during an encounter with the elderly in September (CNS)

Francis says it is ‘easy to put our consciences to sleep’ and not visit parents for months at a time

Blessed Louis and Marie Zélie Guerin Martin, the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux  (CNS photo/courtesy of Sanctuary of Lisieux)

Relics of Blessed Louis and Blessed Zélie Martin are to tour Portsmouth and Plymouth in May

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

Separate statutes for the Council for the Economy, the Secretariat for the Economy and a ‘general auditor’s office’ announced

Assyrians in Lebanon wave their community's flag during a march in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq by ISIS (PA)

Aid is being sent to families who fled their homes when ISIS raided Assyrian villages on the Khabur River in north-east Syria

Pope Francis (CNS)

Recognising one’s own faults gives people ‘peace and well-being’, Pontiff explains in homily

A stained glass window depicting St David

Magnificat: The week ahead

How to get more from Magnificat, the daily spiritual life companion

Pope Francis passes through St Peter's Square (CNS)

Domenico Giani, inspector general of the Vatican’s police force, says while threat is real, he knows of no planned attack on the pontiff

ISIS supporters in Libya (PA)

Taking Christ at His word, we must use this Lent as an opportunity to offer up our prayers for murdered Christians and their killers