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As an ordinariate looks set to be established by next week, the debate about married priests reopens

Or is it a breath of fresh air in the fusty world of Vatican communications?

The former British prime minister argued that religion was a force for good against atheist and journalist Christopher Hitchens in a televised debate in Canada

Is this a magnificent breakthrough or a pathway to compromise on critical issues?

Can smiley pumpkins, window lights and saints’ costumes really replace pointy hats, plastic fangs and pasty make-up?

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And, if so, how long will it last?

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Or is it still a civilised, Christian country that leads the way on many moral issues?

The media, certainly, are not indifferent to the Pope’s trip. But are the faithful?