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Pope Francis (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Notorious murderer Pietro Maso has revealed to the press his communication with Francis

Alexander Litvinenko, former KGB spy and author of the book "Blowing Up Russia: Terror From Within". He died in 2006, from poisoning (AP Photo/Alistair Fuller, File)

Litvinenko was a British citizen and our prime minister needs to show moral courage

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu (PA)

The Catholic Church needs to abandon the idea that the Anglican Communion is some sort of unitary body

Demonstrators protest against the sexual assaults in Cologne. Honesty is required in this subject  (AP Photo/Juergen Schwarz)

Unfortunately, in the present climate, the conversation seems unlikely

James Norton as Prince Andrei in War and Peace (BBC)

The new War and Peace is a disaster

The BBC’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel is thin and shallow

A special edition of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly paper,  released last week

L’Osservatore Romano is right to protest when Charlie Hebdo blames God for the carnage of last year

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalizing the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)

The thin end of the wedge has proved true in the ex-Catholic country

A soldier patrols at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris  (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

We must seriously look at how Muslims interpret the Koran, Archbishop Léonard has said

Michel Houellebecq teaches about the consequences of hedonism. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Submission tells us a great deal about ourselves, and if we are to continue as we are, the future is hardly bright

A vandalised statue of Rhodes in South Africa. But will he fall in England too?  (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Cecil Rhodes, for better or for worse, is part of our history