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The president and the cardinal have sharply contrasting personalities.

Showdown in the Philippines

Cardinal Tagle is a ‘Catholic rock star’; President Duterte scorns the Pope and believes in an eye for an eye. Both are loved by the people — so who will prevail?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February (AP)

Those on the left often called Scalia, who was a devout Catholic, a danger to the separation of Church and State

The cast of Spotlight, which has received rave reviews

In the post-Vatican II Church notions of crime and justice had no place and abusers were labelled as victims

‘Lock them up and throw away the key’ is now a staple comment of crime victims (PA)

We should all think, ‘There but for the grace of God go I’, rather more often than we do

Chris Tappin speaks to the press in London (Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

Blair’s shameful subservience to Bush spawned the 2003 Extradition Act: it should be repealed forthwith

"Lady Justice" by the British sculptor, Frederick William Pomeroy, Photo: PA

Should justice be a matter of interpreting law or a matter of rewarding desert?

Cardinal O'Brien says American lawmakers should 'turn their gaze inwards, rather than scrutinising the working of the Scottish justice system' (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Keith O’Brien criticises American ‘culture of vengeance’ after calls for Scottish leaders to appear at Senate hearing

Roman Polanski is free to stay in his chalet (above) in Gstaad, Switzerland, after Swiss authorities refused to extradite him to the United States (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre)

The victim of his crime, Samantha Geimer, wants the case dropped. To bang him up would be cruel and vengeful