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Which way will Turkey turn?

President Erdogan seems to be doing much to reverse Atatürk’s secular reforms

Pope Francis has a strong track record on respect for women and the elderly

It’s been said that Francis represents a rupture with the past, but that is not the case here

I understand Nigel Farage’s appeal, but purple and yellow will never be my colours

The Pope’s speech in Strasbourg marks a huge shift in the Church’s stance on the EU

Books blog: Dr Holly Ordway’s Not God’s Type recounts a fascinating and uplifting journey

ISIS stands for kidnap, murder, slavery and threats of terror – no one anywhere should support it

Christmas has become so debased in Britain perhaps it should be renamed to avoid confusion with the real thing

The Church in Africa has a sharp understanding of the transcendent and sacred

Bill Murray is not the only celeb in love with the Old Mass