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Nora Wall, left, leaves Dublin's Court of Criminal Appeal in 2005 after being declared the victim of a miscarriage of justice (Photo: PA)
The Château de Compiègne

The fine parish church of St Jacques in Compiègne has a side chapel dedicated to 16 Carmelites martyred in the Revolution

The press jumped to conclusions about the guilt of Knox and Raffaele Sollecito (Photo: PA)

The news media do not come out well, either. The obsession with Knox’s looks was infantile

The Basilica of St Martin in Tours

In Tours a fine basilica was built on the site of a vast medieval church knocked down during the Revolution

Professor Wangari Maathai (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

The late Nobel Prize winner never forgot her debt to the Loreto Sisters

Tristram Hunt, MP and historian, says identity rests partly on tradition (Photo: PA)

Because we know less and less of the past, we know less and less of ourselves, and who we are

The waving of the handkerchief is the traditional sign the liquefaction has happened (Photo: PA)

The day I saw a saint’s blood become liquid

Ten years ago in Naples on the feast of St Januarius I prayed as I had never done before

The costumes, the architecture and references to the First World War serve only as window-dressing

In it we watch the only aristocrats on earth who seemingly never care about money

Confession involves an act of contrition which is meant to signify a change of heart (Photo: PA)

Indeed, he could not help but mention the Pope

Servicemen in London hold wreaths honouring the victims of 9/11 (Luke MacGregor/PA Wire)

What struck me about these extremists was the sheer ugliness of their attitude