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Police confirm they are monitoring extremist websites after an Islamist group in Birmingham urged Muslims to confront the Pope

Decline in HIV prevalence is caused in part by behavioural change, says study

Theologian draws spiritual lesson from the catastrophe

But Pope Benedict will have to live to 2020 to surpass the oldest pope in history, Leo XIII.

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa says population is dwindling

The feast days commemorate St Gregory the Great, St Thomas Becket, the English Martyrs and St Augustine of Canterbury

Experts study ‘The Martyrdom of St Lawrence’

Indian Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt takes up key post

The organiser of the papal visit enjoyed the sunshine at Cofton Park before visiting Cardinal Newman’s private chapel

Parents shocked by results of study