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Who wants to live in a country where the Our Father is deemed offensive?

Investigative journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, holds a copy of Avarice, his book exposing Vatican scandals (AP)

The debate about press freedom is a distraction from the real scandal

St Francis Xavier

As a new centre to study relics opens in Oxford, Fr Matthew Pittam takes a look at some more unusual examples

Donal Foley, the publisher of Theotokos Books has written his own 
adventure novel for children. Titled “The Secret of Glaston Tor”, (PA)

Mixing war, smartphones and the legend of Glastonbury, The Secret of Glaston Tor is an exciting tale

Inside this week's magazine...

A sneak preview of this week’s issue

Catholics light candles for the victims of the Paris attacks at Notre Dame de France, the French Church by Leicester Square (Photo: Mazur/

Talk of a ‘hierarchical’ God and a ‘vertical’ universe overlooks basic Catholic doctrine

Nuns holding the Vatican and Benin's national flags kneel as they wait to greet Pope Benedict XVI after his visit at the cathedral of Cotonou in the Africa's western coast country of Benin in 2011 (AP)

What Africa can teach Francis

His Holiness would do well to listen and learn from the African Church, whose religious experience is arguably more authentic than that of the West

Flowers lay outside the Carillon cafe, a site of last Friday's attacks in Paris (AP)

Only Christianity can rescue Europe

Some have seized on attacks by Islamists to smear all religions by association. But the Christian faith can play a key role in awakening the West from its slumber

The ruins of Reading Abbey, which was founded by Henry I in 1121 (AP)

Being an English Catholic in the first two thirds of the 20th century was rather like being Jewish

Pope Francis participates in a private meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, left, at the patriarchal palace in Istanbul Nov. 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Putin, the Tsar and the Archbishop

Is Putin is trying to pick up from where Tsar Nicholas left off?