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A scene from Of Gods and Men (CNS)

A timely moment to see Of Gods and Men

in the light of the taking of 12 nuns in Syria, Xavier Beauvois’ film about the assassination of Tibhirine is more powerful than ever

Simon Reeve

His new BBC series resists the contemporary habit of dismissing everything religious as either valueless or meaningless

Canon John Redford

Remembering the gracious priest who worked at the Maryvale Institute for many years

Rageh Omaar host the BBC series, The Ottomans: Europe's Muslim Emperors (PA)

BBC series explores how the Suleiman the Magnificent submitted Sharia law to his own will

Philippa Gregory (PA)

Philippa Gregory and other writers claim the Cousins’ War is an authentic term, but its origins are vague

People walk through the Sultan Ahmed Square in Istanbul (PA)

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past

The Marriage Foundation analysed data taken from the British Household Panel Survey (PA)

I watched Mum and Dad are Splitting Up with some trepidation, but it proved to be a candid and emotional documentary

Bradley Manning faces 'a grotesquely long prison sentence' (AP)

Both have practised civil disobedience in the national interest: but that is in the highest traditions of their national culture

Pilgrims walk along Copacabana Beach on the last day of World Youth Day (AP)

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Mary Whitehouse leaves the Old Bailey in London in 1982 (PA)

She wasn’t afraid of being laughed at by the fashionable intelligentsia. Her passion for decency and her hatred of ‘filth’ were inspired by her love of God