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Mgr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the British Ordinariate (mazur/

The Ordinariate has achieved the ‘noble simplicity’ recommended by the Council Fathers

The Pope Emeritus walks through the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica last December (AP)

In these extracts from his new book-length interview, the Pope Emeritus reflects on his ‘guillotine’ election, his achievements as Pope and his tendency to ‘think too much’

Donald Trump at a campaign rally earlier this month (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Democrats are reeling and the Republicans have a chance to reshape the Supreme Court. But things could still go badly

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung ordains priests at a gymnasium in Seoul (AP)

The Vatican wants the Korean Church to evangelise the rest of Asia. That could be only the beginning

Benedict XVI: magisterial intellect (AP)

The translator of Benedict XVI’s Last Testament describes the joyous experience of working on the retired pope’s text

Mel Gibson: back after his Hollywood exile and firing on all apocalyptic cylinders (AP)

Will the director rein in the violence in his Passion sequel?

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Trump supporters in Michigan - one of the Midwest states Trump is projected to win (AP)

Many Rust Belt workers are registered Democrats. But Trump spoke to their disaffection

Stepinac: imprisoned for five years

The smearing of Cardinal Stepinac

The wartime Croatian archbishop’s canonisation is being held up by a deceptive campaign