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Gay rights campaigners outside a press conference at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent following the conclusion of the Anglican Communion Primates meeting (PA)

The slow-motion schism of the Anglican Communion does appear to be a cautionary tale

A sneak preview of this week's issue

Sneak a peak at this week’s magazine

Donald Trump: in an age of economic uncertainty, he promises riches (Photo: AP)

Can Donald Trump win over Catholics?

The hard-charging billionaire has revolutionised American politics while hardly spending a dime. But he is surprisingly elliptical about his Christian faith

Mendel: the father of genetics

Meet five Catholic heroes of science

It’s not just the big bang theory that we owe to a Catholic priest. Many clergy have made enormous contributions to science

Benedict XVI hugs Pope Francis in St Peter’s Basilica last month (Photo: AP)

Is Francis really against Benedict?

Cardinal Danneels, on the one hand, and Cardinal Sarah on the other – the two tell very different tales

Sara MacMillan: loved and loving

Blessed by a little angel

The eulogy given by Sir James at his granddaughter Sara’s Requiem Mass tells how a frail young child brought God’s grace to the lives of all those who knew her

Alexander Litvinenko, former KGB spy and author of the book "Blowing Up Russia: Terror From Within". He died in 2006, from poisoning (AP Photo/Alistair Fuller, File)

Litvinenko was a British citizen and our prime minister needs to show moral courage

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu (PA)

The Catholic Church needs to abandon the idea that the Anglican Communion is some sort of unitary body

A man takes a picture of proceedings during an annual Good Friday Way of the Cross procession  in Ireland (PA)

Despite some criticisms of Catholic culture, The Rural Gentleman by Delia Maguire is never contemptuous or dismissive of the Faith

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, addresses the media during a press conference in Canterbury last week (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The fault lines in Anglicanism revealed at last week’s primates meeting will not simply disappear