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Martin Luther as an Augustinian monk. He began the Reformation almost five centuries ago

The Protestant revolution was marked by iconoclasm and the abolition of many spiritual practices. So how do we mark it without offending fellow Christians?

Not a terrible place to visit (AP Photo/Lino Azzopardi)

If you have never been to Malta, you must go

The island hosts the Commonwealth heads of nations soon – but everyone should visit

A still from the Church of England's advert

Who wants to live in a country where the Our Father is deemed offensive?

Catholics light candles for the victims of the Paris attacks at Notre Dame de France, the French Church by Leicester Square (Photo: Mazur/

Talk of a ‘hierarchical’ God and a ‘vertical’ universe overlooks basic Catholic doctrine

Nuns holding the Vatican and Benin's national flags kneel as they wait to greet Pope Benedict XVI after his visit at the cathedral of Cotonou in the Africa's western coast country of Benin in 2011 (AP)

What Africa can teach Francis

His Holiness would do well to listen and learn from the African Church, whose religious experience is arguably more authentic than that of the West

“Everyone panics when you try to do anything religious on the telly," said Downton's historical adviser

Downton is accurate in at least one regard in that it gives us a taster of anti-Catholic prejudice

Floral tributes to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris outside the French Embassy, in London (PA)

Governments must deprive terrorists and terrorist apologists of their passports; not to do so is illogical

Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' installation at the Tate Britain (PA)

There is nothing Catholic at all in the emblematic works of our time

'It may be the case that Mr Putin has entered the war in order to guarantee a place at the Peace Conference' (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Catholics are in desperate need of some moral clarity from the Church

A Church of the poor?  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Is the Church rich? It depends

But there is one country where the Church seems to be very wealthy