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People attend a Courtyard of the Gentiles gathering in the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (CNS)

Promoting dialogue between believers and non-believers will enrich our national conversation

The Law Society has made proposals which would make it possible for Muslims to commission English solicitors to draw up 'Sharia compliant' wills (PA)

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone

Thousands gather of Dublins O'Connell Street for this years St Patricks day parade (PA)

Hail, glorious St Patrick!

But beware the dangerous new tradition that paints 20th century Ireland as a grim theocracy

Pope Francis announced the extraordinary synod in October last year  (CNS)

Details of questionnaire responses from Catholics in England and Wales will remain confidential

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS)

Cardinal Pell: Ashes revenge is sweet

‘Turn the other cheek doesn’t quite fit the England–Australia battle,’ says Australian cardinal

Australia captain Michael Clarke confronts England's James Anderson during the closing stages at The Gabba (PA)

The Australian captain told one English player to ‘get ready for a broken arm’. Is this really what the Ashes is all about now?

The body of St Zita lies in the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca, Italy

The body of St Zita (Aprl 27) is paraded through the streets of Lucca every year

A detail from a modern icon depicting St George

St George (April 23) is patron saint not only of England, but also Russia, Palestine, Greece and Catalonia

St George's Day celebrations in Swindon

We should be proud of our international soldier-saint

England flag and statue of Sir Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)

Just as between England and Ireland, our relationship after independence would be less distorted by mutual resentment