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In much of the continent Catholicism is seen as failing the poor

The state has the right to know many things, but it has no jurisdiction over matters of conscience

If opposing factions fight themselves to a standstill in Syria a power-sharing deal might be the result

Mr Arafat was moved to tears by Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ

The German Church is superbly organised, but its coercive tax is weakening the Catholic faith

Our way of dealing with death is to stand in respectful silence and watch the Queen

Christians are not only in danger from Muslim mobs, but also their own government

If Turkey is an example to the Middle East, it is not a particularly inspiring one

Next year’s Synod must stick to the current teaching and resist harmful innovation

Bombs alone won’t defeat the terrorists; we need a hearts and minds campaign of our own