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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

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Pope Pius XII gives a radio broadcast from the Vatican in 1947 (AP)

Major historians such as Sir Martin Gilbert have demolished the myths first perpetrated by the Soviet Union

BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London (PA)

The BBC conceded it was false to describe the Church as being ‘silent’ in the face of Nazism

Comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore rehearsing their "Leaping Nuns" in comedy sketch show

Comedy duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore made the show about Jesus’s acquaintances in 1964

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Protesters at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester (AP)

A book by former director-general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, makes a case for the importance of rediscovering a shared language

Caroline Wyatt (BBC)

Wyatt said she was looking forward to starting ‘a new chapter’ as a radio presenter

BBC Broadcasting House (PA)

Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s head of religion and ethics, has written a report on the corporation’s religious programming for director general Lord Hall

Mary Beard's new series on the Romans is mesmerising

Romanitas was the glue that kept the Empire together. The Church has something strikingly similar

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