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The Telegrah reported that many babies were being aborted just for being girls

A Bill seeking to ban the practice is not being supported by the Government – so MPs will have to fight for it

Stefan Zweig in an undated photo (Photo: PA)

Without religious faith to sustain him he felt he had nothing left to live for

Statues of saints overlook St Peter’s Square as the sun sets (CNS)

No, the Jesuits didn’t start World War I

We laugh at ludicrous anti-Catholic conspiracies. But we underestimate how many minds they poison, thanks to the latest developments in digital technology

Armed French police patrol an area north of Paris after the Paris shootings (PA)

The best way to disarm terrorists

What makes a jihadist and an IRA leader lay down their weapons? Not tough new anti-terror laws that offer us a false sense of security

Cardinal Raymond Burke (CNS)

Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and David Cameron at last year's Holocaust Memorial Day (AP)

That Britain might not be safe for Jews is a truly disturbing thought

Pope Francis held a press conference on the way home from the Philippines (PA)

Pope Francis told reporters that Catholics don’t have to be ‘like rabbits’

Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall propagates the myth that Britain became great once it had ditched Catholicism

An elderly Yazidi in front of the Sharaf al-Deen temple shrine (PA)

Gerard Russell’s new book poses the question, what can we learn from the variety of religious beliefs found in the Middle East?

Pope Francis hugs 12-year-old Glyzelle Palomar (PA)

There were a number of memorable and touching moments during the papal visit