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Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou, presenter of The Bible's Buried Secrets (Photo: BBC)

In its closing moments the episode last night gave up fact for opinion

A crucifix hangs in a school classroom in Rome (CNS photo/Reuters)

The judges just think that displaying a crucifix is harmless: so why not?

Alice Thomas Ellis: isn’t it time someone wrote her biography?

She was a highly significant writer, and nearly every important literary person passed through her kitchen

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, left, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, with Cardinal Emmanuel-Karim Delly of Baghdad (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/03/11

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The Oxford Oratory welcomes the relics of St Thérèse (Photo: catholicrelics.co.uk)

If you want a complete new rite Latin liturgy you have to go either to the very top or bottom of Britain

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII and Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard in the television series, The Tudors

She was a pawn, not a political player, and no one, it seems, felt sorry for her

Benedict XVI speaks at the church of San Corbiniano on the outskirts of Rome yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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The London Eye during the launch of Red Nose Day (Ian West/PA)

It is shameful that our bishops refuse to say the same thing

A watercolour by Count Amedeo Preziosi: past splendours exert a powerful hold

As in China, the forces of conservatism were too great

Cardinal Kurt Koch (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Schneider, File)

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