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Virginia Rounding’s account of Henry VIII’s sadism is unremittingly gory but scholarly and well-written, says Simon Caldwell

Fr Hamel was murdered by ISIS terrorists as he celebrated Mass in his Normandy church

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The Pope will celebrate a Liturgy of the Word in memory of the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries on Easter Saturday

Behind his roll-call of heroic individuals, The God of the Gulag shows how communism finally died from within

Martyrs are witnesses to the truths for which they have died; teaching us that beyond our human estimations of value there lies the greater order of Love

The event was sponsored by Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church