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Ed West

Ed West

Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald and author of The Silence of Our Friends: The Extinction of Christianity in the Middle East.

Christianity in the Middle East faces extinction, says Government minister

Lady Warsi has warned of growing persecution in the region

Exodus is on a biblical scale, says Baroness Warsi

The saint who became a soldier at 15

A detail from St Martin and the Beggar (c 1597-99) by El Greco

The shrine of St Martin of Tours (November 11) in western France became a stopping point on the road to Santiago de Compostela

ICEL celebrates 50th anniversary with Mass in Rome

The Mass was celebrated at St Peter's yesterday (AP)

Solemn Mass was celebrated at the Altar of the Chair of St Peter

Syrian patriarch says third of Christians are now refugees

Almost half a million Syrian Christians have been forced to flee their homes since the civil war began (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

Patriarch says Pope Francis’s prayers stopped western powers bombing Damascus

Parenthood just gets better and better

Babies: things do get easier (CNS)

Forget government propaganda: having a large family is actually good for you, says Ed West

The saint who came to Britain as a Roman missionary

St Paulinus (October 10) was the first Bishop of York

Cafod says it will not accept money from McBride book

McBride's book included revelations about smearing

‘I can only apologise for the critical and unfair associations made,’ says former spin doctor

Pope Francis excommunicates Australian priest

Pope Francis issued his first excommunication since become Pope in March (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Australian priest had continued to act publicly as a priest after having priestly facilities removed

McBride felt ‘Catholic guilt’ while spinning for Labour

Damian McBride (PA)

Cafod backs former spin doctor over publication of controversial memoirs

The saint who Gregorian chant was named after

St Augustine and St Gregory, from an image at Westminster Cathedral

St Gregory the Great (September 3) was known as ‘the father of Christian worship’