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Men carry a coffin of a victim of the Sunday cathedral bombing (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt is a dangerous country for Christians, and it is not going to change in the foreseeable future

A poster of Our Lady of Guadalupe  (AP)

Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has received criticism following his comments (PA)

No one minds Boris Johnson accusing the Iranians of stirring up war; what upsets Downing Street is the thought of criticism directed at our allies, the Saudis

A Tridentine-rite Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in May (CNS)

Rigid? Disapproving? Some younger worshippers fit the description

Hans and Sophie Scholl (PA)

The siblings were executed after they distributed literature alerting people to the evil of Nazism

Pope Francis walks past an image of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus after laying a white rose in front of it in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

As Mary is, so all Christians should aspire to be

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How far to compromise? The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing (AP)

Rome’s dangerous gamble in China

Historic talks between Vatican and Beijing could unify the Church in China but critics say a deal with an atheist government would ‘betray Christ’

Poor Clare Colettine nuns walk back to their monastery after a funeral (CNS)

The nuns who have doctors baffled

Doctors are unable to explain why a nun’s brain fully invaded with Alzheimer’s kept functioning at a high level

Until I went to Paray-le-Monial, I had been puzzled by these statues (CNS)

The return of Jansenism

Is there a faint echo of the Jansenist controversy in the current dubia drama?