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29 July

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl (PA)

The cardinal argued that politics can be reduced to special interests unless it is guided by moral principles

Vatican official Fr Friedrich Bechina speaks at the Benedict XVI Centre’s launch (Benedict XVI Centre)

Don’t let our faith be privatised

I know from experience that religion is seen as prejudiced or irrelevant. But Catholics have a vital role to play in politics – as a new centre will demonstrate

Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (CNS)

Bishop Gabuza has criticised comments made by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters

Local elections will take place across Scotland on 5 May (PA)

A letter signed by the Bishops of Scotland instructs Catholics to have ‘greater participation in the political process’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn alongside shadow chancellor John McDonnell  at the Labour Conference (PA)

Old-style socialists like Jeremy Corbyn may be atheists but they are less likely than the liberal Left to be ideologically opposed to religion

David Cameron on the campaign trail this week (PA)

The prime minister’s attempt to woo Christians ahead of the general election is cynical and flawed

Paddy McGuinness, the host of Take Me Out

I’d love to see the political leaders woo us as the lights slowly go out

Margot Parker MEP discuss issues surrounding the forthcoming general election with Bishop Lynch (CNS)

Catholic MEPs Margot Parker and Steven Woolfe will meet with Bishop Lynch on Thursday