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Freedom without the underpinning of clear and absolute values is not freedom at all

A mob attacked Christian homes in Egypt merely because of a rumour that a church might be built

A Papal visit to Ireland will see the Pontiff enter into a a complex political situation

The Church in Norway and Germany should keep their distance from the state

Abandoning a belief in absolute moral norms would be a catastrophe for the Church

Amazingly, we do not seem to have a Museum of the Middle Ages in this country

The Irish novelist and short-story writer has died – his books are well worth discovering, if you haven’t already

The president-elect’s penthouse, reminiscent of the palaces of Saddam Hussein, must give us all pause

Bernini’s 350-year-old elephant statue has been vandalised

The Pope’s poignant gesture reminds us that the causes of homelessness must be addressed