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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.

What future is there for the Middle East’s minorities?

A church in Judeida, Idlib province. Christians in Syria face an uncertain future (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

European history offers a chilling precedent

Shahbaz Bhatti may become a saint, says cardinal

Shahbaz Bhatti, left, back in 2007 with a Christian who had received a threatening letter from the Taliban Photo: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

It would be ‘wonderful’ if Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities was canonised, says Britain’s most senior cleric

Iranian Christian pastor to be hanged ‘imminently’

Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two, was sentenced to death in 2009

US human rights group says Youcef Nadarkhani is in great danger

Priest starts campaign for London to host World Youth Day

Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of World Youth Day in Madrid last year (Photo: CNS)

Fr Stephen Wang, dean at Allen Hall seminary, is calling for WYD to be held in London in 2016

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