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The road back to peace

The Middle East is more polarised along religious lines than ever before. Yet recent history shows the region can return to the enlightened tolerance it once enjoyed

Copts are paying the price for the failure of liberalism in Egypt, says Robin Harris

Talk of a ‘Vatican Spring’ misunderstands how the Church works

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Benedict XVI praises dialogue between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon, but says the country’s equilibrium is ‘extremely delicate’

In his address to diplomats Benedict XVI laments violent attacks on Christians as well as efforts to push religion out of the public sphere

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church