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EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias)

Europe’s justice and peace commissions say the EU is in ‘bad shape’ and needs reform

Cardinal Reinhard Marx (AP)

The cardinal said Europe should play a role in ‘shaping globalisation’

'St Benedict responded positively to human needs which were not too dissimilar to the needs of those now fleeing poverty and war in search of a better life in Europe'

The continent could learn some lessons from its patron – not least generosity and hospitality

GK Chesterton in Brighton, 1935 (AP)

Since Friday, Chesterton’s prophecy of popular uprising has been quoted everywhere

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker with David Cameron at EU headquarters this week (AP)

Leave voters believe in democracy and the rule of law. European history shows they are right to reject the EU

A man browses through newspapers outside a kiosk in Athens (AP)

Bregrets, I’ve had a few


Leave voters are left with a sickening feeling that we have helped to bring about a great disaster

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

David Cameron with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels (AP)

Lord Alton has accused European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker of ‘disdainful arrogance’

People leave a polling station on June 23 (PA)

St John Paul II once pleaded with the EU to recognise its Christian traditions, but unfortunately his appeal fell on deaf ears