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The Catholic Church in England has lost its working-class base

The great Italian composer was the poet of father-daughter love

The problem is not Muslims, but the theoretical underpinnings of Islam

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past

Talk of a ‘Vatican Spring’ misunderstands how the Church works

The Pope’s conversation with Eugenio Scalfari continues to intrigue

Catholic-secular divisions run deep in Italy, so the Holy Father’s interview with a leading atheist is curious

The Catholic Church ‘thinks in centuries’ and this phrase rests on the received wisdom that time needs to pass before we can make a judgement on someone

Fidelio tells us a lot about how liberalism has triumphed over its romantic roots

Breaking off sporting links with Pakistan would signal our displeasure at the way it treats minorities