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

Unless we act quickly, Islamism will ensure that the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia are Christian-free within a generation

Britain’s gutless churches are partly to blame for our synthetic, petulant outrage whenever we decide we’ve been ‘offended’

Perhaps it is part of the human condition to feel stuck between la dolce vita and the years of lead

St Francis was not above the magisterial teachings of the Church – and neither is the Pope

The attack on Charlie Hebdo was iconoclastic in the traditional sense – an attack on makers of images

John Beaumont’s book The Mississippi Flows into the Tiber is an impressive feat, and an invaluable tool for arguing with atheists

The cardinal portrays men as feeble victims of a ‘feminised’ Church. He should give them more credit than that

The ousted chairman of the Vatican bank tells his side of the story for the first time

The great Holy Days surrender

By moving a feast day as ancient as the Epiphany to the nearest Sunday, we run the risk of contradicting the message we claim to proclaim