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Ed West

Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald

Ben Summerskill: ‘We don’t think religion is evil or wicked’

Ben Summerskill receiving an OBE in 2009 (Johnny Green/PA)

In the first of our interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the Stonewall chief executive explains his views on same-sex marriage, the adoption agencies and Soho Masses

Coptic leader hopeful after Muslim Brotherhood removed in Egypt

Anti-Morsi protesters celebrate in Cairo today
(Khalil Hamra/AP/Press Association Images)

Persecution of Christians has risen ‘exponentially’, says bishop

After today’s suicide bombing, what fate awaits Syria’s Christians?

Christians are caught in the crossfire (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

Damascus’s Christian heritage has a glorious past, a terrible present and uncertain future

It’s not just Jim Carrey – many of us have had enough of screen violence

Jim Carrey – has had enough of screen violence (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, file)

Television and film violence has become too graphic, too pornographic and too boring

Pope appoints new commission of inquiry for Vatican Bank

Pope Francis (Photo: PA)

Harvard professor will lead inquiry into troubled Institute for Religious Works

Pope Francis condemns anti-Semitism

Pope Francis: A Christian caanot be anti-Semite (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Francis pays tribute to ‘greater understanding’ of post-Vatican II era

The Gospel of Life is the ‘way to freedom’, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis blesses sick and disabled people at the end of a pro-life Mass yesterday (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope says lifestyles dictated by selfishness lead to slavery and death

Descendant of Charles Darwin becomes a Catholic apologist

Laura Keynes

Laura Keynes has joined Catholic Voices after returning to her childhood faith

Pope Francis laments the ‘wars between Christians’

Pope Francis arrives for the general audience (AP)

‘Even within the same family, there are so many internal wars’, Pontiff says

New Bishop of East Anglia appointed

Bishop Alan Hopes (© Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Alan Hopes suceeds to seat vacant since 2011