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Pope John Paul I standing before the papal throne  (AP Photo)

‘He was for a poor Church long before Pope Francis,’ says campaign founder

Archbishop Jeanbart speaking at yesterday's conference (Aid to the Church in Need)

Christians in the Middle East feel frustration at Britain’s foreign policy

Oxford: a safe space

Certain ideas cannot be challenged in the secular sphere

A much loved man. But do we want him to win the prize? (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The prize has long been discredited – so Angela Merkel is the obvious choice

Vladimir Putin has outfoxed the West in the Middle East
(AP)

America and Britain have helped to endanger minorities in the Middle East

Ibn Khaldun, shown on a Tunisian bank note

More of us should read the 14th century Islamic philosopher Ibn Khaldun

Syrian refugees who have made it Europe. Many have not been so lucky (AP)

Our response to such images could lead to more future misery

Nero, depicted by 19th century artist Henryk Siemiradzki

How Rome lost its virtue

An entertainment new history of the first five Caesars contains a serious message about how political morality dies

Italian Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio, pictured in 2008 (CNS)

Fr Dall’Oglio was kidnapped two years ago this week

Syrian refugees in Jordan. Millions are displaced (CNS)

Maronite leader appeals to worldwide faithful for help