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Supporters hold signs during a rainswept pro-EU rally in London's Trafalgar Square (AP)

Alarmist ravings about the secession of Scotland and Northern Ireland are bunk; the real casualty is the Brussels tyranny

Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion visit Mount Athos last month (AP)

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No one country is assigned a special mission from God  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

It is unsustainable to believe that one nation has a special mission from God

Pope Francis washes the foot of a woman during the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees centre (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pontiff washed the feet of several refugees, including Muslims, Hindus and Copts

A man prays during a memorial gathering in Brussels following Tuesday's terrorist attacks (CNS)

Fr Michel Gaillard has served as chaplain of the Belgian airport targeted by ISIS for 10 years

A Filipino in Manila lights candles among flowers offered for victims of the Brussels attacks (AP)

‘We must stay faithful to our message of peace,’ Archbishop Josef De Kesel told a French newspaper

Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square (PA)

The Pope asked all people of good will to condemn Tuesday’s ‘cruel abominations’ in Belgium’s capital

Pope Benedict in 2008 (AP)
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Our leaders’ response to his Regensburg address showed they had not only lost their nerve, but also their ability to think

The blown out windows of Zaventem airport (AP)

Many people killed or injured in terrorist attacks on an airport and metro station in Belgium’s capital

People outside Brussels airport after the bombings (AP)

Francis offers prayers for relatives of victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on Belgium’s capital