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It’s been said that Francis represents a rupture with the past, but that is not the case here

ISIS stands for kidnap, murder, slavery and threats of terror – no one anywhere should support it

The Church in Africa has a sharp understanding of the transcendent and sacred

The show wants to make religion more accessible to a wider audience, but by doing so removes anything challenging from the faith

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