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The Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life has released a report on the place of religion in UK society (PA)

Sectarianism is not a self-evident result of religious selection in schools

What would you prefer at your wedding, Pam Ayres or King David? (PA)

The bishops of England and Wales are right about secular poems at weddings

Saga from The Bridge

Why do crime fighters with psychological flaws continue to captivate television viewers?

David Cameron and President Francois Hollande shake hands after issuing a joint statement to the media at the Elysee Palace last week (AP)

Bombing alone will not stop ISIS

We have been bombing ISIS in Iraq for some time now, and it does not seem to have had any decisive effect

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/catholicnews.org.uk)

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