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Pope Francis delivers a speech at the European Parliament (PA)

The European Union is withering because it has uprooted itself, he says: unless it returns to God, its institutions are finished

The outgoing Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks (PA)

Many of today’s God-haters have nothing of significance to say about life

A scene from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet

The truth is that love is not a purely private matter. Every marriage has a public resonance

A sculpture of Darwin outside Bradford Town Hall made out of sand (Photo: PA)

G G Simpson, quoted by Richard Dawkins, suggested that the great thinkers of antiquity are now worthless

A man dives into the Irish Sea: ‘A common assumption about happiness is that it’s the same as pleasure... feel-good chemicals must be kept pumping through the body’

The secret of true happiness

Fr Christopher Jamison OSB says it is better to plan a happy death rather than trying to feel good all the time