Pope Francis  greets participants in a multi-faith day of prayer for peace, in Assisi, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA/Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis on Tuesday denounced “indifference”, calling it the “great sickness of our time” and a “new and deeply sad paganism” which renders people(...)

‘Him’: waxwork Hitler by Maurizio Cattelan goes to auction on May 8th at Christie’s in New York

A waxwork figure of Hitler is the unlikely highlight of a Christie’s auction of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art in New York on May 8th. Made (...)

A woman looks at the newly-released book ‘I am very much in God’s hands. Private notebooks’ on sale in a bookshop in Warsaw, Poland. The former personal secretary of  Pope John Paul II has approved the publication of part of the late pontiff’s private notebooks, despite a request in his will that they should be burned. Photograph: Leszek Szymanski/EPA

Pope John Paul II spent decades constantly questioning whether he was worthy of the role he was called to carry out, according to private diaries publ(...)

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