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The London cemetery and extension in Longueval, France, where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on July 1  1916 are buried (PA)

July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army

People leave a polling station on June 23 (PA)

St John Paul II once pleaded with the EU to recognise its Christian traditions, but unfortunately his appeal fell on deaf ears

The sun rises on the Houses of Parliament the morning after Britain vote to leave the EU

Two things drove the anger behind Brexit: a decline in living standards, and a feeling of powerlessness

Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

Thanks to social media, Britons are becoming enclosed in virtual echo chambers (AP)

However loud you are on social media your vote is worth no more than those who say nothing

David Cameron announces his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union (Photo: PA)

We need to put the divisions of the past behind us and tell our European friends how important they are to us

Pope Francis greets Armenian Orthodox leader Karekin II at the Vatican last year (AP)

Pope Francis is about to encounter one of the world’s great Christian civilisations

Graffiti in Beirut: anti-Semitism is rising not only in the Muslim world but also in Europe (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Anti-Semitism is still rife in society – some of it carefully concealed. Catholics must help to fight it

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, right, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, speak on a roof overlooking the Kremlin in Moscow (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

Is Orthodoxy unravelling?

After 50 years of preparation, the Pan-Orthodox Council has fallen apart at the last minute. Many are blaming Moscow, but that is far too simplistic

A shrine in Auriesville, New York, dedicated to three martyred Jesuit missionaries (CNS)

Book review: American Jesuits and the World by John T McGreevy