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Topic: Afghanistan

The Pope opines that war is how the great world economies ‘keep their balance sheets in the black’. I repeat: shouldn’t he be more careful with what he says?

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

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Francis wants the Church to be a field hospital: this is what it’s like to work in one

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

A Tale of Two Speeches: the Queen’s imaginary World War III address; and the ‘Evil Empire’ speech, which showed why it was a futile exercise

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

Saudi Arabia’s diplomacy doesn’t mask its religious intolerance

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

The word curiously absent from the gay marriage debate: children

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

The late Roman Empire was not the twilight of popular myth

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

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Archbishop calls for arrest of Koran-burning pastor

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

Pastor Terry Jones and the rioting Afghan mob believe in a religion without reason

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