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Why Francis is struggling to shrink the Roman Curia

Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Despite establishing the super cardinals, so far the Pope has overseen only piecemeal reforms

How the ark changed shape

Dr Irving Finkel

British Museum curator Irving Finkel tells Will Gore how the chance discovery of a Babylonian tablet helped him trace the roots of Noah’s Ark

My guide to making God laugh out loud

Fr Frankie Mulgrew

Fr Frankie Mulgrew was once so depressed he used to watch EastEnders for relief. Then he learned how to relish the divine sense of humour

Book review: Magna Carta – the document that changed England and the world

American children in Philadelphia look at one of four surviving copies of the Magna Carta (AP)

We should be more grateful for our freedom, argues Daniel Hannan in How We Invented Freedom

Inside Llewyn Davis review

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers new film is fine achievement despite the fact it has been snubbed by the Oscars