THE NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on running chaplaincy services which offer spiritual care and religious support to patients.
PRESSURE is mounting on a Scottish council to axe controversial plans to close a Catholic primary school.
AS Scotland's newest Roman Catholic bishop he could easily have opted for the opulent residence set aside for a man in his position.
The Pope is cool these days: he has 17 million followers on Twitter; he won't use the fancy Papal limousine; he loves a game of football and used to hang around in tango bars when he was young. He even has an app.
PRESIDENT Barack Obama has called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality.