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Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard the flight from Tel Aviv to Rome last month

Much of what he says in his public statements appears not entirely intellectually well thought through; at times it is even totally incoherent

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home

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A US Army medic and a Marine help a wounded 
Marine to a waiting helicopter

A US Navy chaplain says parishes need to pay more attention to the needs of the wounded

A page showing President Reagan's edits to his 'Evil Empire' speech (AP)

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Photo: PA)

The Saudi King might want inter-religous dialogue but prayer is all the Church can offer

It is hard to argue the case against gay marriage using the language of metropolitan liberals

Far from being chaotic, Late Antiquity was stable and confident right up until the late 5th century

Benedict XVI waves at today's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore at his residence in Lahore (CNS photo/Mian Khursheed, Reuters)

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore made his comment following protests in which at least 24 people were killed

Pastor Terry Jones is surrounded by supporters at a news conference in New York (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

They have something in common, apart from anger: they believe in a religion that has no connection to morality