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Liam Neeson as Ferreira in 'Silence' (CNS)

Critics have reduced Silence to a missile in the culture wars. It’s so much more than that

Liam Neeson as Ferreira in 'Silence' (CNS)

The film handles questions of sin, doctrine and mercy which are at the heart of today’s controversies

Martin Scorsese: ‘When one has a vocation, does it have to be clerical?’ (AP)

The director was dismissed from the seminary as a young man. But his personal pilgrimage has never ended

Andrew Garfield as Fr Rodrigues and Shinya Tsukamoto as Mokichi in Silence

This is a tale of anti-Christian persecution that speaks loudly and dreadfully to modern times

Cardinal Müller and Cardinal Schönborn leave a session of the family synod in October 2015 (CNS)

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane: 'We can’t just put up a sign saying business as usual' (CNS)

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Actor Andrew Garfield, director Martin Scorsese, and producer Emma Koskoff pose during a press conference for Silence (AP)

Trailer for Scorsese’s Jesuit epic released

The film about two Jesuit priests in Japan is already expected to receive Oscar nominations

Discussing the 'Arab Spring', Chaldean Bishop Francis Kalabat said: 'If that is the spring, I'd hate to see the winter' (CNS)

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Today's newspaper front pages in Britain (AP)

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Martin Scorsese (AP)

Silence, starring Liam Neeson, is based on Shusaku Endo’s novel about Portuguese missionaries travelling to 17th-century Japan