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Ron Paul (PA)

The libertarian politician is also a critic of ‘big government’ which withers away of the role of the individual

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope’s encyclical will surely focus on our duties of stewardship towards Creation

Graffiti in Athens: Plato, left, and Aristotle (Photo: AP)

The community of the Church is one very good place to learn the virtues that Aristotle prescribes

Pope Francis and Cardinal Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

The new Vatican tribunal is welcome news indeed

Pope Francis greets the crowd outside Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo on Saturday during his visit to Bosnia (CNS)

As in Northern Ireland and Lebanon, power-sharing has meant power-splitting

A convoy of Ukrainian armored vehicles move towards the front line (PA)

The worst case scenario is to offend both sides, while giving the Russian president a propaganda coup

The African Church is where Vatican II has worked (CNS)

A fully involved laity, a Church permanently in mission, and beautiful singing, the Church here thrives

The row is, above all, a challenge for Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring

The dispute between two men with vitally important tasks at the Vatican is deeply troubling

James Norton plays Canon Sidney Chambers in the TV version of the Grantchester Mysteries (ITV)

James Runcie’s Grantchester Mysteries cater for all of us who loved Agatha Christie and her contemporaries

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (PA)

Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century