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A French soldier stands guard at St Joseph Cathedral in Bambari in Central African Republic (Photo: CNS)

Comboni missionary says he hopes Pope Francis will renew ‘this beautiful country drenched in blood’

A Republican dressed as a Loyalist terrorist takes part in a Belfast protest march (Photos: PA)

Christianity’s strong streak of pacifism is rooted in the words of Jesus

Fr Giuseppe Costa, director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican publishing house, which published Pope Benedict XVI's new book "Jesus of Nazareth - Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection"

Benedict XVI has condemned religious violence as the instrument of the anti-Christ in the sequel to his book Jesus of Nazareth