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

New Bishop of East Anglia appointed

Bishop Alan Hopes suceeds to seat vacant since 2011

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 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

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

Archbishop Nichols leads prelates as they visit the Pope

Richard Dawkins (PA)

New Atheism is dead

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

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

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

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

Athelstan

England’s forgotten king

The 10th-century king who unified England has been left on history’s scrapheap, argues Ed West

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St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society ruling could have implications for same-sex marriage

The wax figure of Don Bosco contains the saint’s relics and is carried in a glass casket

The tour, which starts in Glasgow, fulfils the saint’s wish to visit Britain