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Dom Mintoff in 1972 (Photo: AP)

A friend to Mao, Gaddafi and the Khmer Rouge, he was no harmless eccentric, and knew when to send in his thugs

Russia Punks vs Putin

Among the victims of the Putin-Orthodox alliance are Russia’s Catholic minority

St Stephen could teach many web users about manners

The patron saint of Hungary has lots to teach us in the internet age

Reinventing the Toliet

What the world needs now is a new toilet

Inventing a new lavatory would make a huge difference to people’s lives

London Olympic Games - Day 16

When people stop believing in heaven they often create hell on earth

A scene from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet

The truth is that love is not a purely private matter. Every marriage has a public resonance

A 1999 production of Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company (Photo: PA)

And hope is not an illusion; it reflects my experience of the world. To be a Christian in faith and practice is to be genuinely human

A sculpture of Darwin outside Bradford Town Hall made out of sand (Photo: PA)

G G Simpson, quoted by Richard Dawkins, suggested that the great thinkers of antiquity are now worthless

Richard Dawkins poses on a London bus displaying an atheist advertisement (PA)

Belief in an ordered universe is hard to reconcile with a tragic view of life

Charbel

Praying for them, and the invocation of Saint Charbel, may be a good way to start