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Faithful at Mass in the Extraordinary Form face the same challenge of distraction (Photo: CNS)

‘Gazing about, reaching for this and that’: the challenge of distraction, it seems, was just as strong at the EF as with the Novus Ordo

The Sea of Galilee as seen from the village of Capernaum (Photo: CNS)

The remaining all-Christian villages in the region are picturesque and prosperous and trace their history to the first century

Benedict XVI, assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, arrives for Pope Francis's encounter with the elderly in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The joy of the gospel, says Pope Benedict, lies in the authentic truth about God

Soldiers carry a large poster of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk  (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Which way will Turkey turn?

President Erdogan seems to be doing much to reverse Atatürk’s secular reforms

Pope Francis greets some women as he arrives to celebrate a Mass for peace and for the reconciliation of North and South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis has a strong track record on respect for women and the elderly

Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg (PA)

It’s been said that Francis represents a rupture with the past, but that is not the case here

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage and supporters celebrate winning the Rochester and Strood by-election (PA)

I understand Nigel Farage’s appeal, but purple and yellow will never be my colours

Pope Francis and EU Parliament President Martin Schulz Below: Francis addresses MEPs (PA)

The Pope’s speech in Strasbourg marks a huge shift in the Church’s stance on the EU

JRR Tolkien in 1967 (Photo: PA)

Books blog: Dr Holly Ordway’s Not God’s Type recounts a fascinating and uplifting journey

Jordan Matson, the former US soldier who reportedly joined the fight against ISIS

ISIS stands for kidnap, murder, slavery and threats of terror – no one anywhere should support it