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The Pope’s soft words for the Russians will please Putin, not his victims

That St John Paul II had a friendship with Prof Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka is no shock. Saints often have a genius for friendship

Peter Tatchell is right, free speech is one of the most precious human rights and must be defended at all costs

Pope Francis surely cannot fail to mention the 43 students who are still missing

Russia is isolated and fighting two wars, and its leaders recognise that, diplomacy-wise, the Pope has many divisions

During a visit to St Agatha’s in Portsmouth, I took part in the Ordinariate’s beautiful new liturgy

Stop demolishing churches and stop trying to control Christianity – you cannot fight God

Brazil talks of ‘a huge national mobilisation’ against the mosquito but this is likely to remain but a dream as the government has repeatedly failed the governed

Despite the sadness and despair, and the traffic, the city remains a great jewel

Notorious murderer Pietro Maso has revealed to the press his communication with Francis