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'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

The Pope’s famous phone call to an Italian teenager is more significant than we first thought

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Despite the excitement of the secular media, Benedict went through the same process as any other Christian when faced with a major decision

Michael Arditti

Friends warned Michael Arditti not to write about religion, but that hasn’t stopped him

Members of the Egyptians Army walk among the smoldering remains of a pro-Morsi camp (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Anglo-American policy, from the Iranian coup to the Egyptian one, has been a disaster – now Christians are suffering the backlash

The flag of St George is raised over No.10 Downing Street (PA)

Unlike the people of Gozo, we have neglected St George

Lord Williams of Oystermouth

Lord Williams’s comments highlight how Christians are on the back foot in this country

Tony Drewitt-Barlow and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow say they may sue the C of E (PA)

Why is it up to the secular courts to decide what the Church of England does?

Mary Beard, insulted by journalists and trolls alike (PA)

Twitter trolling is part of a wider debasement of the national conversation

The mattress Daniel Pelka was forced to sleep on (West Midlands Police/PA Wire

The recent horrific deaths of children may be connected to the abandonment of natural law

The Pope disembarks after returning from Rio (AP)

Now we need a canonical solution to the issue of second unions