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The London riots: the sign of a broken society?

Church as state

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

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’

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

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

Apostolic Visitation to Ireland begins

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

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

Photo: PA

Pope meets David Cameron

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

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’

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

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

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