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A banner unfurled on St Peter's Basilica during the canonisation of Pope St John Paul II (CNS)

The rift, which began with the joint canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII, is rarely spoken about in public

Ethan Hawke gives a weighty and complex performance as Chet Baker

Born to Be Blue stays true to its subject – a musician who conjured great beauty no matter how lost he was

The empty 15th-century tomb of King Athelstan at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire

Review: Athelstan by Tom Holland

A Bible printed in Arabic, at the ancient monastery of St  Anthony, in Egypt (AP)

Perhaps discussing the Scriptures is the best way in for Muslims

Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Beyond

Does the attempt to explain away miracles prevent us from fully embracing the love of God?

Pope Francis checks his watch as he talks with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

In his time as Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi has encountered moments of great joy but also times which have required sensitive diplomacy

Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano being escorted by a black-hooded police officer in 2006. (AP)

Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano may have been able to quote scripture, but that’s no indication of his piety

Orthdox worshippers gather round candles stuck to jars of honey, arranged as a Holy Cross, during Mass for the 'sanctification of honey' at a church near Sofia in 2012 (AP)

During a recent trip to Bulgaria, I discovered a people in need of pastoral care, not theological squabbling

Anti-Brexit protesters outside 10 Downing Street (Photo: PA)

The way we think of left and right is a relic of the Cold War. Reality is catching up

People walk past a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin during a celebration of his 145th birthday at the Lenin Hut Museum at Razliv lake, outside St Petersburg, Russia (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

The roll-call of heroes and saints shows just how much courage you needed to live out your faith