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Camel riders pass stone pillars, a relic of the Roman Empire, in the desert city of Palmyra, central Syria (PA)

The grave threat to Palmyra should cause a collective shudder in all who love our heritage

avid Cameron meets patient Ursula Chambers during a visit to Royal Derby Hospital (PA)

It makes perfect sense for those who care for the sick to work seven days a week

In his homily Cardinal Nichols alluded to St Augustine's famous comment that the human heart is restless until it comes to rest in God (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols provides a wonderful antidote to the legalism that sees morality as a set of rules

Pope Francis talks with Cuban President Raul Castro (CNS)

The Cuban leader claims he may come back to the Church, but is it nothing more than a canny move to shift the focus from the repressive nature of his regime?

'Mother Teresa devoted herself to virtuous pursuits but was attacked for her beliefs' (CNS)

Loudly proclaiming one’s beliefs as a way of ‘virtue signalling’ is nothing but moral posturing

Polling stations open at 7am tomorrow (PA)

Not turning up to vote displays a lack of charity towards fellow citizens

Loving nature means loving God (CNS)

A proper love of Creation is firmly rooted in the Bible

Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury blesses Pope Francis during a private meeting at the Vatican last year  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Luther’s criticism of Aristotle does not seem important today. Nor will today’s political fads in the future

It's all about Nicola and Nigel in 2015

Politicians will not address the real issues, nor even meet the electorate – no wonder people look to alternatives

19 priests lie on the ground during an ordination ceremony in Rome on Sunday  (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francise warned priests not to be like ‘peacocks’, but there’s nothing wrong with them taking pride in their appearance