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The great Italian composer was the poet of father-daughter love

The problem is not Muslims, but the theoretical underpinnings of Islam

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past

Talk of a ‘Vatican Spring’ misunderstands how the Church works

The Pope’s conversation with Eugenio Scalfari continues to intrigue

Catholic-secular divisions run deep in Italy, so the Holy Father’s interview with a leading atheist is curious

The Catholic Church ‘thinks in centuries’ and this phrase rests on the received wisdom that time needs to pass before we can make a judgement on someone

Fidelio tells us a lot about how liberalism has triumphed over its romantic roots

Breaking off sporting links with Pakistan would signal our displeasure at the way it treats minorities

Our Government deplores attacks on Christians but continues to support governments that make them possible