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Michel Houellebecq teaches about the consequences of hedonism. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Submission tells us a great deal about ourselves, and if we are to continue as we are, the future is hardly bright

Dr Alessandro Franciscis, the president of the Office of Medical Observations (Simon Caldwell)

A senior official at Lourdes said he is proposing British and Irish pilgrimages as a model for the rest of the world

Order of Malta volunteers escort members of the public away from the Bataclan

The volunteers rushed the injured to hospital after terrorists opened fire on concertgoers at the Bataclan

A mourner wipes his eye outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris (AP)

Suddenly evoking Islamist atrocities in the Middle East has become rather trendy, which is of no use at all to the thousands who have already been butchered

Floral tributes to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris outside the French Embassy, in London (PA)

Governments must deprive terrorists and terrorist apologists of their passports; not to do so is illogical

Tributes are left at the La Carillon restaurant in Paris, following the attacks in the French capital (PA)

Pope tells Italian TV station he is ‘shaken and pained’ by the attacks on the French capital

Michel Houellebecq suggests most European Christians will become Muslims (PA)

The French novelist’s vision chimes, in some ways, with Benedict XVI’s analysis of individualism and consumerism

Palestinian and Vatican flags are displayed at a refugee camp in the West Bank during Benedict XVI's Holy Land visit in 2009 (AP)

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A boy stands with a cross outside Sacre Coeur basilica in Paris (Photo: CNS)

Faithful urged to take extra measures by the Interior Ministry and the bishops’ conference

French police face migrants next to the 'Jungle' migrant camp (Photo: CNS)

French and English bishops call for urgent solution to the migrants crisis