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Iraqi Christians attend Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on the 
first Christmas after the massacre of worshippers  (AP)

The war that no one wants to talk about

Unless we act quickly, Islamism will ensure that the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia are Christian-free within a generation

David Cameron admits to playing the ‘infantile’ computer game Angry Birds (PA)

Britain’s gutless churches are partly to blame for our synthetic, petulant outrage whenever we decide we’ve been ‘offended’

Actress Anita Ekberg  (PA)

Perhaps it is part of the human condition to feel stuck between la dolce vita and the years of lead

A detail from St Francis in Prayer by Caravaggio

St Francis was not above the magisterial teachings of the Church – and neither is the Pope

People gather in Trafalgar Square to remember the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in France (PA)

The attack on Charlie Hebdo was iconoclastic in the traditional sense – an attack on makers of images

Ernest Hemingway was serious about the Catholic faith he adopted aged 28, according to author John Beaumont (Photo: PA)

John Beaumont’s book The Mississippi Flows into the Tiber is an impressive feat, and an invaluable tool for arguing with atheists

Cardinal Burke says radical feminism has assaulted the Church (PA)

The cardinal portrays men as feeble victims of a ‘feminised’ Church. He should give them more credit than that

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, ex Presidente della Banca Vaticana dal 2009 al 2012 (AP)

What Cardinal Pell needs to know

The ousted chairman of the Vatican bank tells his side of the story for the first time

Pope Francis celebrating Epiphany on January 6 (CNS)

The great Holy Days surrender

By moving a feast day as ancient as the Epiphany to the nearest Sunday, we run the risk of contradicting the message we claim to proclaim

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, ex Presidente della Banca Vaticana dal 2009 al 2012 (AP)

L’ex presidente della Banca Vaticana racconta la sua versione per la prima volta