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The Boat Chapel at Duc In Altum, Magdala, illuminated at night

In Magdala, pilgrims gain a unique insight into the saint’s life

'Mr Erdogan is frequently described as paranoid, but given the history of Turkey, this is not altogether surprising' (Kayhan Ozer/Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey represents the other: it shows what a Europe without Christianity might have looked like

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candlelight vigil at the sanctuary in Portugal (AP)

Reflecting on the horrors of hell can help us to avoid ending up there

A depiction of communist-era martyrs in a Serbian Orthodox church in Podgorica (PA)

The author of a new study of Communist persecution tells me why these stories must be kept alive

"'I meet so many young people like you,' the priest told me, 'and it makes me terrified for the future of our Church'" (Illustration: Christian Adams)

You might think that progressives would be rejoicing under the current pontificate. Instead, they are fretting about the future

A banner unfurled on St Peter's Basilica during the canonisation of Pope St John Paul II (CNS)

The rift, which began with the joint canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII, is rarely spoken about in public

Ethan Hawke gives a weighty and complex performance as Chet Baker

Born to Be Blue stays true to its subject – a musician who conjured great beauty no matter how lost he was

The empty 15th-century tomb of King Athelstan at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire

Review: Athelstan by Tom Holland

A Bible printed in Arabic, at the ancient monastery of St  Anthony, in Egypt (AP)

Perhaps discussing the Scriptures is the best way in for Muslims

Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Beyond

Does the attempt to explain away miracles prevent us from fully embracing the love of God?