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It is fatally easy to assume that priests accused of sex abuse are guilty until proven otherwise

The Pope’s visit has reminded us that the two per cent difference in DNA between Orang-utans and humans is vast, unbridgeable and infinite

Behind all the euphoria, another piece of good news: author Leo McKinstry announces his conversion after a spiritual awakening in Venice

The last few days have been stupendous. Here are some of my immediate impressions

At 83, she has seen a great many state occasions in her lifetime

His documentary, Benedict: Trials of a Pope, was even-handed and sincere

Footage of the Hitler Youth, St Peter’s and the Pope holding his head in his hands carries a subliminal message

Beauty left to itself becomes ugly and malevolent

Here are five simple criteria for anyone wishing to achieve national treasure status. Prince Philip makes it; Peter Mandelson and Stephen Fry do not

The author of Confessions would have found the attempt to separate religion and spirituality incomprehensible or misleading