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Ed West

Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald

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

Church wasn’t the only institution to fail to tackle abuse, says Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Church thinking on abuse mirrored that of society in general

Widespread ideas about nature of paedophilia in 1970s and 80s influenced decisions, says former MP

The nightmare ended in jazz and cigarettes

The British arrest Albert Speer, Grand Admiral Doenitz and General Jodl (AP Photo)

Ed West says that Norman Stone’s new book is yet another lapidary work of genius

Bishops of England and Wales pray for Baroness Thatcher at St Peter’s tomb

Baroness Thatcher's funeral today (Ian Vogler/PA Wire)

Archbishop Nichols leads prelates as they visit the Pope

New Atheism is dead

Richard Dawkins (PA)

The public has moved on from the anti-religious vitriol of the 2000s

Cardinal O’Brien admits sexual misconduct

Cardinal Keith O'Brien issued his statement over the weekend Scott Campbell/AP/Press Association Images

Britain’s most senior prelate to play no more part in public life

Bishop Davies calls for ‘prayer, not punditry’ ahead of conclave

Pope Benedict waves to the crowd yesterday AP/Press Association Images

Bishop says change of heart, not administrative changes, would bring true reform