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Pope Francis and Archbishop Cushley met on Monday (David Kerr)

The Pontifical Scots College in Rome was inspired by the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie

The Passion of Jesus  performed by the Wintershall Players in Trafalgar Square (PA)

Sir Jack Stewart-Clark will take a dramatisation of the last days of Christ to one of Italy’s biggest prisons

Sir James MacMillan: a vital custodian of Britain’s Catholic heritage (PA)

The holy warrior with a baton

Sir James MacMillan has this year attained sublime creative heights as well as taken on nationalist interests that want to marginalise Catholicism

Abortion law will now be decided by Holyrood  (PA)

LIFE has welcomed the devolution of abortion law

MSPs gather at Holyrood (Photo: PA)

Abortion law to be devolved to Scotland

David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, says he cannot see a ‘convincing reason’ against devolution

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn alongside shadow chancellor John McDonnell  at the Labour Conference (PA)

Old-style socialists like Jeremy Corbyn may be atheists but they are less likely than the liberal Left to be ideologically opposed to religion

Devout Australian player Digby Ioane (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

When the Rugby World Cup kicks off in England today their devotion will be on full display

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia (PA)

The Archbishop of Glasgow has spoken of the Scottish Catholic Church’s ‘pain and shame’ after release of McLellan Commission report

The Very Rev Andrew McLellan has led the inquiry into the Church's handling of abuse cases in Scotland (PA)

The McLellan Commission was created in 2014 to investigate how the Scottish Church handled abuse cases

Dr McLellan was asked to come up with proposals to make Scotand's Catholic Church 'a safe place for all'

Dr Andrew McLellan has led an independent review of how the Church handles allegations of abuse