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The Church has welcomed tens of thousands of new faithful in the last four years

Aid to the Church in Need say one in five countries has experienced Islamist violence since mid-2014

The governor cannot leave the country while the investigation is underway

The appointment will fuel debate about Turkey’s Islamic identity

Unlike the lynch mobs of Bangladesh, the Church has nothing to fear from modern secularism

An ‘ethical foreign policy’ would take action against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Quoting a Muslim poet, Francis said religions should help people build better societies

The Archbishop of Rouen led a procession through Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray before celebrating Mass at the church

My journey from Tehran to Rome

As a Muslim-born Iranian, I first doubted God, then flirted with Nietzsche and Marxism. But the whisper of conscience kept suggesting that I go to Mass

Sixteenth-century England did have links with the Ottoman Empire. But let’s not overstate their importance