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Pope Francis (AP)

Francis also says Big Bang theory and evolution do not eliminate God’s existence

Richard Dawkins (PA)

Judith Babarsky read Richard Dawkins’ book and Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth before converting to Catholicism

Patrick Pullicino: ‘The spiritual world is so close that it’s just a question of opening people’s minds to it and seeing that science is nothing more than a measurement tool’

The doctor who raised the alarm about the Liverpool Care Pathway says science and religion are closely linked

Mgr Georges Lemaître chats to Albert Einstein in California in 1932 (Photo: PA)

The father of cosmology was wedded to science and the Church

A sample about to be loaded on to a helium ion microscope in Dublin (one of only ten in the world) (Photo: PA)

Science can lead to wonder in the way it reveals the beauty and harmony of creation

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (probably the most photogenic city in the world). AP Photo/Murad Sezer

Rather, there is plenty that encourages it

Students and teachers protest against university funding cuts (Photo: PA)

Bishops express concerns after their autumn plenary meeting

Students and teachers gather in central London to protest against university funding cuts (Steve Parsons/PA)

Bishops concerned by ‘utilitarian approach’ to university funding

With pupils on the Farm street retreat are, from left: Roger Mcllevnna, Fr John Edwards, SJ, Chole Jenner

Sixty boys at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in west London spend a day on retreat at Farm Street