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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Whatever we do, the people of Syria will remain victims of one of the most murderous political criminals—and also of the weakest international leadership—of modern times

King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet Pope Francis this week (PA)

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome

'The kind of liberal conservatism David Cameron espouses is a mishmash of the good and bad, and is completely divorced from Christian spirituality' (PA)

In the UK today people of a truly conservative persuasion do not have a voice or a political party to represent them

Prime Minister David Cameron at the NSPCC headquarters on Monday (Photo: PA)

Caritas also wants proposals to cover websites featuring extreme violence and promoting self-harm

Ed Miliband is the latest politician to speak up against porn (Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

None of the arguments against censoring pornography stand up

David Cameron arrives in Belfast ahead of the G8 summit (PA)

Francis calls for action on Syria ahead of G8 summit

David Cameron is setting up a cabinet level task force to combat Islamic extremism (Photo: PA)

Cosying up to Saudi Arabia is just one example of the hypocrisy at the heart of David Cameron’s pluralist position

Francis Maude (Photo: PA)

Politicians like Francis Maude think the party should cling to the ‘spirit of the age’. Come the election they may be in for a shock

The State Opening of Parliament. The same-sex marriage Bill is likely to be included in the Queen's speech today (Photo: PA)

If his ‘gay marriage’ bill is in the Queen’s speech, he will lose the next election

David Cameron meets with a young family Photo: Press Association

David Cameron has reiterated his pledge to introduce tax breaks for married couples but Francis Phillips is not holding her breath