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A Syrian refugee woman cries as she carries her baby. ISIS now controls much of the country (CNS)

Most of us accept the wisdom that for evil to flourish all that is necessary is for good men to do nothing

Former SS officer Oskar Groening sits in a courtroom in Lüneburg, Germany [AP]

People who aren’t brave now can’t condemn those who were cowardly in the war

‘Lock them up and throw away the key’ is now a staple comment of crime victims (PA)

We should all think, ‘There but for the grace of God go I’, rather more often than we do

'Penance is a pause amid the rush of consumerism and competitive roar of today’s society' (PA)

There was a time when the concept of penance was widely understood but society has changed

Ann Widdecombe with Hegeno Lerenso, front, and Welde, left

People with leprosy live there in the worst conditions imaginable, pushed to the fringes of society