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Chief executive of the British Humanist Association, Andrew Copson

In the second in our series of interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the chief executive of the British Humanist Association explains why he is indifferent to Catholicism

A scene from the Protest the Pope march last September (PA photo)

The papal visit gave a boost to Humanism

Catholics were thrilled by Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Britain. A leading Humanist journalist tells Ed West that secularists were too

George Weigel says the secularists are in danger of becoming a Paisley 2.0. Above, the Rev Ian Paisley protests against the Pope's visit in Edinburgh (PA)

If our bishops put the boot in to the New Atheists now, wouldn’t that rebound on us?

Peter Tatchell at the Protest the Pope march. The atheists' campaign was just too vicious to win people over (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

In the end, the atheist coalition discredited itself

Archbishop Peter Smith (Photo: Mazur/CCN)

Archbishop Smith: protesters cannot guarantee there will be no disruption

The meeting was held at New Scotland Yard and requested by police, according to Archbishop Smith (Photo: PA)

The archbishop and protesters had a ‘frank discussion’ about child abuse, homosexuality and the state funding of the visit

Distressed by the atheist onslaught? Get a grip of yourself

This is how things are meant to be: get used to it

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Mazur/CCN)

Archbishop to meet Pope protesters

Archbishop Peter Smith will meet Protest the Pope campaigners today to ask them to protest in a dignified, non-confrontational way

Israeli President Shimon Peres meets Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo

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Protesters at Westminster Cathedral in March (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

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