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The Pope Emeritus prepares to greet Pope Francis during the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

The splintering of Protestantism is the best advert for a pope ever devised

Mother Angelica: a far-sighted pioneer (CNS)

She was actually doing new evangelisation long before everyone started talking about it

General view of Valletta. (PA)

Rest in peace Archbishop Joseph Mercieca

Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata (CNS photo courtesy Catholic Press Photo)

The answer to our problems in the materialist West is not more materialism

Pope Benedict in 2008 (AP)

Our leaders’ response to his Regensburg address showed they had not only lost their nerve, but also their ability to think

Ken Loach’s 1969 film was based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave, by author Barry Hines

Threads transcends its subject matter, nuclear war, and reminds us that society is a fragile thing

Dr Anita Brookner won Britain's Booker McConnell fiction prize for Hotel du Lac (PA)

There was certainly an inner melancholy to Anita Brookner’s fiction

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  (AP)

I’m glad I don’t have a vote in the American election. If I did, I’m pretty sure I would abstain

'It is a great moral evil, actively to kill a patient' (PA)

It is perfectly legitimate for doctors and nurses to let nature take its course, and let people die in peace

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Pope Francis pose for photos at the beginning of their meeting at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana in February. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

It is clear that people in Russia have only a hazy understanding of ecumenism