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Where Amnesty went wrong

When the charity decided to campaign for abortion it dramatically abandoned its Catholic founder’s vision

Belgium’s crisis of faith

Its Church is dogged by empty pews, scandals and a hierarchy beguiled by the latest social trends. Soon it could become little more than a heritage agency for ancient churches

We send £400m in aid to Pakistan, where Christians are routinely murdered

The canonisation of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin is a crucial part of the process

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

It is time to invoke the prayers of Saint Therese of Lisieux and Saint Martin of Tours for world peace

Christians in the Middle East feel frustration at Britain’s foreign policy

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The question before the synod is whether people today are capable of conversion