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The Last Judgment by Stefan Lochner (c 1410–1451)

Review: Afterlife by Philip C Almond

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candlelight vigil at the sanctuary in Portugal (AP)

Reflecting on the horrors of hell can help us to avoid ending up there

German Nazi commandant Rudolf Höss before his trial for crimes against humanity (AP Photo)

A pilgrim’s guide to Poland raises the sort of questions you would never see in a Lonely Planet

Women hold images of Our Lady of Fatima inside the Metropolitan Cathedral during Mass in Managua, Nicaragua, May 13 (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

When Our Lady appeared to the children of Fatima she said many souls go to hell because no one prays for them

El Greco depicts hell as an animal’s mouth (c 1570s)

How did we forget about hell?

Two theologians bear much of the blame, as a new book shows


And talk of Hell is not the best way to bring them back

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Photo: Mazur)
Bishop Mark Davies says the shortness of our lives should shape our priorities (Photo: Mazur/

Bishop of Shrewsbury encourages Catholics to regain a ‘perspective of eternity’