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Jamestown Discovery

Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery (PA)

Neil Addison said that he was surprised by the ruling in the Ashers Bakery case

Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury blesses Pope Francis during a private meeting at the Vatican last year  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Luther’s criticism of Aristotle does not seem important today. Nor will today’s political fads in the future

People pack the pews during a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonisation of St John Paul II (CNS)

A new book sets out why evangelising is not the reserve of Protestants

A French soldier stands guard outside St Joseph Cathedral in Bambari, Central African Republic (CNS)

Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo Aziagbia says that the Pope ‘responded positively’ to an invitation from the country’s bishops’ conference

Pope Francis kisses an infant as he makes his way to Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day Way. Catholicism is losing ground across the region (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Large numbers adopting evaneglical Protestantism or leaving religion

Former megachurch pastor Ulf Ekman

It caused uproar in Sweden when I left my Protestant ministry and became a Catholic

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Archbishop of Canterbury writes to Pope Francis and other church leaders

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and  Vladimir Putin attend celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St Sergius of Radonezh earlier this month

Francis’s ‘who am I to judge?’ line may have cooled the ecumenical ardour of the Russian Orthodox hierarchy