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

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

The Pope was given a framed image of the Little Flower during his flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines

Corruption in the Third World and the break down of family life in the UK contribute to the blight of global poverty

The region is still grief-stricken by the typhoon that hit just over a year ago. Only a figure like Pope Francis can bring relief

Filipino Catholics feel that Francis, like Cardinal Tagle, really cares about them

Or should we feel free to mock religions as we wish?

Her story shows how easily the best human impulses can be twisted to evil

This experience of exile taught the future pope that authentic sources of purification and renewal could be found there