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Mayor of London Boris Johnson (PA)

How on earth are we meant to defeat Islamism if we seem so unable or unwilling to understand its roots?

Opinion poll

The Government has handled this issue extraordinarily badly

London Olympic Games - Day 0

An evening of wonder and spectacle could feature the industrial revolution without the Salvation Army

Cups and sugar cubes are displayed at a news conference at New York's City Hall (AP photo)

The Mayor of New York wants to ban super-sized cups of sugary drinks. I’d go further

L'Osservatore Romano has joined Boris Johnson in condemning the date change (Photo: CNS)

Front-page editorial says any move to BCE/CE instead of BC/AD is an attempt to deny the west’s Christian roots

The BBC's website refers to BCE/CE rather than BC/AD as it is 'religiously neutral'

If our timeline does not commemorate the birth of Christ it has no business to exist at all

Boris meets the Pope at Heathrow, Terminal 4

The Holy Father met the Mayor of London last night

Boris Johnson is a Catholic - although not what newspapers call 'a devout Catholic' (Photo: PA)

And what should he guard against?