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Cardinal Turkson at Blackfriars, Oxford, after delivering the Cardinal John Henry Newman lecture. Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP

Faith and reason are in harmony and are not in competition, Cardinal Peter Turkson has said at a lecture in Oxford

Results are read out the last time MPs voted on abortion law, during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in 2008 (PA photo)

MPs seek to tighten abortion law

Labour and Tory MPs are tabling amendments to a new health bill that they say will dramatically reduce the number of abortions in Britain

Handicapped pilgrims pictured in front of the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Bishop recognises healing as ‘remarkable’ but says further study is needed before it can be declared a miracle

Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda pictured at the press conference in London (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Ancient Christian community may soon disappear, senior Iraqi churchman says

Fr Michael Shields: ‘There is no doubt the Devil is real and evil is real because I’m looking at it every day. It is watered down in the West’

Ed West meets Fr Michael Shields, the priest who exchanged the frozen wastes of Alaska for the post-Soviet wilderness of Siberia

Fr Giuseppe Costa, director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican publishing house, which published Pope Benedict XVI's new book "Jesus of Nazareth - Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection"

Benedict XVI has condemned religious violence as the instrument of the anti-Christ in the sequel to his book Jesus of Nazareth

Shahbaz Bhatti pictured at the US bishops' conference headquarters in Washington (Photo: CNS)

Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minorities, had received death threats from extremists but refused to stop speaking out

A scene from the Protest the Pope march last September (PA photo)

The papal visit gave a boost to Humanism

Catholics were thrilled by Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Britain. A leading Humanist journalist tells Ed West that secularists were too

Shahbaz Bhatti pictured in Washington DC in 2009 (Photo: CNS)

Shahbaz Bhatti, the first Christian to hold a cabinet post in Pakistan, vows to continue opposing blasphemy law despite threats

Mama Maggie, pictured in ‘Garbage City’ in Cairo: ‘I am very inspired by Mother Teresa, but I am not worthy to wash her feet’

‘Every needy child is your child’

Ed West meets the woman known as ‘the Mother Teresa of Cairo’ for her work with the city’s ‘garbage people’