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Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Centre (Photo: AP)

Protests about how much we respect Islam do not seem to do much good

His talk last night could have been delivered in an academic and reasonable way. Instead it felt like The Pope on Trial: The Musical

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation has been criticised as a "messianic" project to remould the world's religions  (Photo: PA)

The former PM will meet the Holy Father to discuss interreligious dialogue

Pope Benedict XVI pictured in the Popemobile in Portugal in May (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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Pope John Paul II at Czestochowa, Poland, in 1979 (AP Photo/Stf). His message, writes Tóibín, was 'mysterious and charismatic'

Beauty left to itself becomes ugly and malevolent

Pope Benedict pictured at today's general audience

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Distressed by the atheist onslaught? Get a grip of yourself

This is how things are meant to be: get used to it

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/09/10

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The BBC asked me this twice in one morning. And the reason is simple: it’s a matter of obedience. Nobody said being a Catholic was easy

Peter Mandelson was lauded by the Times last week as a national treasure (Photo: PA)

Here are five simple criteria for anyone wishing to achieve national treasure status. Prince Philip makes it; Peter Mandelson and Stephen Fry do not