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St John's Church, Waterloo, South London

Once a place has been used for Muslim worship it is ipso facto a mosque

Kurdish soldiers in Kobani, Syria (Photo: PA)

The conflict is not the West’s fault. But Syria will not reach a solution on its own

'Richard III has a certain appeal, in that he is the centre of an historical whodunit' (PA)

What history obsessives get right

It is odd that Richard III merits star treatment but Britain’s obsession with its history does have its benefits

Fidel Castro after taking office as Cuban leader in 1959. Below, Jessica Freeman-Mitford  (Photos: PA)

The death of Cuban beauty Naty Revuelta Clews recalls an era when idealists were swept away by Left-wing causes – and Left-wing men

Vladimir Putin pushes the myth about the way Russia is being encircled by the West (PA)

Benedict XVI spoke presciently about the ‘dictatorship of relativism’

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the newly appointed Archbishop of Malta (CNS)

The appointment of Mgr Charles Scicluna as the new Archbishop of Malta is very good news for the Maltese Islands

Ideology can poison our minds

As with the Nazis, propaganda turned an ordinary person into a killer

The TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel's book has come to an end (PA)

The final episode of Wolf Hall was uncomfortable to watch

The ‘fine theologian’ Cardinal Gerhard Müller with Pope Francis at the Vatican (AP)

Theologians forensically take apart Cardinal Walter Kasper’s case for Communion for the remarried

President Obama said Islam was woven into America's history since its founding (PA)

President Obama’s recent speech on Islam and America’s foundation was historically inaccurate