CATHOLIC OF THE YEAR — The businessman using wealth to fight the world’s ‘dark forces’ ● Colin Brazier — How EastEnders is making inroads into Yorkshire ● Ben Sixsmith — As Poland veers to the Right, how influential is the Church? ● Axe Yard — William Cash on why Boris could be heading for No 10 ● Amanda Bowman — How aid to Iraq may finally reach Christian communities ● Advent reflection — By Eve Tushnet ● Dominic Selwood — English history offers a new way of understanding ISIS ● ARTS — Matt Thorne on an exhibition of Prince’s life and work