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Thousands have already died this year trying to cross to Europe (CNS)

To love life is to care always for others, says pontiff, attacking abortion and unsafe working conditions

Pope Francis has a special devotion to St Thérèse of Lisieux © Mazur/

Pope Francis is particularly fond of white roses, a sign of his devotion to St Thérèse of Lisieux

Cardinal Sarah spoke earlier this week (CNS)

Pope Francis asked him to continue the legacy of his predecessor

The row is, above all, a challenge for Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring

The dispute between two men with vitally important tasks at the Vatican is deeply troubling

Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt (PA)

The chief executive of the gay rights group regularly attends Mass

Pope Francis is expected to release his encyclical in June (CNS)

The title is taken from a prayer written by St Francis of Assisi

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Sarajevo, where Pope Francis will visit (CNS)

Multi-faith choir will sing two decades after the war ended

The entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Cardinal Dziwisz says Polish bishops hope Pope will visit death camp during next year’s World Youth Day

'In 2011 approximately seven trillion spam messages arrived in our inboxes' (AP)

When the Devil is in the email

The traps set by evil spammers can be hard to avoid

A scene from Iñigo which opens at the Pleasance this month

A new play tells the story of the extraordinary life and time of St Ignatius of Loyola