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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.

Church as state

The London riots: the sign of a broken society?

Mark Steyn argues that big government has become a form of religious belief, says Ed West

Christians should not rejoice at death of Osama bin Laden, says Vatican spokesman

New Yorkers celebrate news of Bin Laden's death at Ground Zero in the early hours of the morning (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Fr Lombardi responds to news that Osama bin Laden has been killed, saying ‘Christians should never rejoice at the death of a human being’

The man who wants to save Labour’s soul

Jon Cruddas: ‘The biggest calamity facing society is the disintegration of the family’  	     Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

The Church fell out with Labour under Blair. Catholic MP Jon Cruddas speaks about why the people’s party lost its faith

Apostolic Visitation to Ireland begins

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, one of the four Visitators (Mazur/CCN)

Visitators will not grant interviews about the process until next Easter, according to the Vatican

Church is enjoying a ‘Benedict bounce’, cardinal tells Pope

Cardinal Keith O’Brien: ‘You have reassured us that Christianity is alive and well in our countries’

Pope meets David Cameron

Photo: PA

The historic meeting took place this morning at Archbishop’s House, Westminster

Pope urges children to grow in holiness at first papal event in England

The Pope kisses a child before delivering his speech (Photo: PA)

Holy Father told gathering that ‘they must not just be good students but good citizens and good people’

Papal visit will be a great Commonwealth event, says Lord Patten

Lord Patten and Archbishop Nichols at a press conference at the Foreign Office (Photo: Mazur/CCN)

Visit organiser points out that Benedict XVI was more popular in Australia than the Olympics

Abbot and Sister take on ‘bear pit’ of atheists in debate over papal visit

London audience backed the motion ‘The papal visit should not be a state visit’

David Cameron’s favourite philosopher addresses Rimini conference

‘Red Tory’ Phillip Blond speaks at Catholic conference in Italy