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Protester prepare placards opposing the papal visit to Britain in 2010 (AP)

Engaging the Church’s most vocal critics is risky, but ultimately worthwhile

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

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

Persecution of Christians has risen ‘exponentially’, says bishop

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

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 Francis (Photo: PA)

Harvard professor will lead inquiry into troubled Institute for Religious Works

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

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

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

Laura Keynes

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

Pope Francis arrives for the general audience (AP)

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