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The empty 15th-century tomb of King Athelstan at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire

Review: Athelstan by Tom Holland

Vikings – a nice bunch of lads

Series like Vikings portray Christians as joyless and pillagers as fun-loving

Pope Francis visits the European Parliament in Strasbourg in November 2014 (AP)

It seems odd that the Holy Father should so openly take one side in the controversy over European integration

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Right-on politics has become the prestige faith for the rich

Police officers stand near a Pope Francis cutout in the center of town in Ciudad Juarez, (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

Pope Francis arrives in the country today and will visit a once-notorious prison on Wednesday

Charlie Hebdo editor Charb, who was murdered yesterday) AP Photo/MIchel Euler)

From January 2015: Charlie Hebdo made fun of all religions, including ours – and sometimes that is needed

Flooding in Missouri (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Britain, the United States and South America have all suffered from extreme weather

Immune to shame: Trump at a rally this week (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Republican candidate seems to be immune to public shaming

The baby was left at a church, a 'safe haven' according to New York law

Baby had umbilical cord attached but is well

Nissar Hussain, pictured before the latest attack

Nissar Hussain, who had to have surgery after the attack, has suffered persecution for ‘apostasy’ for many years