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His attitude to sacred music is symptomatic of the modern age’s attitude to religious art

We must take a leaf out of the evangelicals’ book in trying to attract people back to Catholic churches

Foreign visitors may be attending High Anglican services under the impression that they are Roman Catholic

Muslims who oppose fundamentalism should recognise the Pope as an ally

Turkey is a great friend of Britain, but still has its problems. If Prime Minister Erdogan can overcome these he will go down as the greatest Turk since Suleiman the Magnificent

One cannot be an Anglican and use the Roman Missal – it is one or the other

Believers ought not to be self-obsessed, but novels are about self-obsession

Melanie Phillips says that Islam is intrinsically anti-Semitic; Daniel Goldhagen tries the same argument with Catholicism

Italy is a country that has often fascinated British writers. Here are my recommendations for the best books on Italy and the Italians

Italy is facing its worst crisis since the Second World War