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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

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’