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A page showing President Reagan's edits to his 'Evil Empire' speech (AP)

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

Bishop Alan Hopes (Mazur/

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2 1953


They are an example to follow but also a splendid and royal rebuke to our times

A child waits to greet the Pope at the end of today's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 27/06/12

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Royal couple in Italy
Revellers on the Mall in London watch the Queen appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony (PA photo)

We’ll even borrow one from abroad rather than become republican

The Queen with Benedict XVI in Edinburgh (PA)

Benedict XVI congratulates Her Majesty on her Diamond Jubilee, saying she has offered an inspiring example of a Christian monarch

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (PA photo)

The Chief Rabbi says Jews are ‘intensely loyal’ to the Queen. Is that true for our immigrants today?

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More than any monarch, Queen Elizabeth II understands the spiritual element of her coronation oath

Christianity is at the centre of her tireless dedication to public service