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Cardinal Zen (AP)

The cardinal said if the Vatican cannot get a ‘good deal’ from the Chinese government then it must walk away from negotiations

Fr Gabriele Amorth (YouTube)

Fr Gabriele Amorth said he faced true demonic possession about 100 times

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A sneak preview of this week’s Catholic Herald

Adolf Hitler speaks at an election 
rally in Frankfurt am Main in 1936 (AP)

Seduced by ‘the devil’ Hitler

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Himmler, Goebbels, Heydrich and others were all drawn to Nazism after rejecting their Catholic faith. Were they searching for a new saviour?

Pope Pius XII, pictured in 1943, preparing to give a radio address (CNS)

Mark Riebling’s Church of Spies is an exciting Vatican thriller that doesn’t quite add up

Eight books every Catholic should read (PA)

Catholic Books of the Year

Our books blogger lists her favourite books of 2015

An air cadet at the national memorial to the Battle of Britain in Folkestone (PA)

Was the Battle of Britain worth it?

As the 75th anniversary of the airborne battle is celebrated, Britain is still deluded about the terrible mistakes made by the country’s wartime leaders

Allied soldiers marching to battle on the road to St Vith

Antony Beevor gives a vital historical insight into the Ardennes offensive of 1944

Dietrich von Hildebrand

An English translation of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s documentation of Hitler’s evil makes for inspiring reading

'This beautifully put-together film followed the lives of Caribbeans who had to navigate their way through a complex racial order'

In praise of a history documentary with an important cause at its heart