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Benedict XVI, described by some as the "green Pope", takes a walk in the Alps (CNS photo/ L'Osservatore Romano)

Can a Catholic support environmentalism, or is the modern green movement entirely incompatible with Church teaching?

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, by Wenzel Peter

Isn’t the BBC supposed to educate? Why, then, is it spreading ignorance in this way?

Caroline Lucas, the leader of the Green Party in England and Wales and the party's only MP (Gareth Fuller/PA)

But that’s Australia: surely our own dear Greens are more wholesome? Don’t you believe it

People in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, could better themselves if they were given legal title to their dwellings (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

How to really solve poverty in Africa

Well, here is a checklist. And it doesn’t include aid

Pro-lifers protest against abortion outside the Houses of Parliament (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

It might sound like a good thing but it is not as straightforward as one might think

Bob Geldof: a vocal supporter of aid to Africa (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Often aid gives power and patronage to corrupt regimes that are the cause of poverty themselves

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/11

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/11

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Dr Francis Collins, who pioneered Hitchens's cancer treatment, is mentioned in the Pope's new book (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite)

He suspects the scientist who pioneered his cancer treatment is praying for him, and doesn’t mind

Women in Benghazi rally in support of coalition strikes (CNS photo/Finbarr O'Reilly)

This is a risky venture: but the risk of doing nothing was much greater

Pope Benedict XVI prays during his visit to Fosse Ardeatine yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

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