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The three Lebanese men were ordered to learn verses about her virginity and about the Annunciation

Many Western observers fail to understand the religious side of the debate

The new chief inspector is as sensible as anyone in Whitehall. But a crackdown on faith schools may be coming

Bishop John Arnold of Salford said his presence aimed to show ‘we have more in common than what might appear to divide us’

Mgr Mauro Longhi said the former pontiff foresaw a ‘mortal wound’ to the Church in the third millennium

The international community’s failure to prevent ethnic cleansing may fuel radical Islamism

The writer was not known to mince his words

Don’t expect the country to turn to Western-style secularism any time soon

‘Without religion there can be no culture that contributes to human flourishing’

Islamic extremists recruit their fighters with slick propaganda about Christian history. Exposing the lies should be part of our strategy