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GK Chesterton in Brighton in 1935  (AP) Below: Statue of St Therese Lisieux at The National Shrine of St Therese in Darien, USA (CNS)

It was inevitable that sooner or later the devotion of so many to the conviction of Chesterton’s holiness should be recognised

A page showing President Reagan's edits to his 'Evil Empire' speech (AP)

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

Bradley Manning faces 'a grotesquely long prison sentence' (AP)

Both have practised civil disobedience in the national interest: but that is in the highest traditions of their national culture

Great Britain's Nicolas Woodbridge competes in London 2012's Modern Pentathlon at Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park may have been permanently damaged, whatever the appearances that it has been restored to what it was

Mary Whitehouse leaves the Old Bailey in London in 1982 (PA)

She wasn’t afraid of being laughed at by the fashionable intelligentsia. Her passion for decency and her hatred of ‘filth’ were inspired by her love of God

Pope Francis embraces Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony in which Francis blessed a new statue of St. Michael the Archangel  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

The Holy Father sees the reform of the Roman curia as involving a great deal more than any mere inefficiency in its administration

Bishop Kieran Conry  (Photo: Mazur)

Which formerly Catholic adoption societies have changed their names, accepted the law, and been quietly accepted by their bishops?

Pope Francis  (Photo: CNS)

The Pope has established himself as a pastor; now, he must assume his role as teacher and defender of the faith in a secular culture

Pope Francis's now famous empty chair (AP)

What exactly is the meaning of that ‘Enigma of the Empty Chair’? Everyone seems agreed that there must be one

Pope Francis  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

That can, surely, only be his new Secretary of State, who should know the Vatican well but not be of it. There is one obvious candidate