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Sultan Murad III, the Ottoman Emperor from 1574 to 1595, and Queen Elizabeth I

Sixteenth-century England did have links with the Ottoman Empire. But let’s not overstate their importance

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Richard Hooker, one of the most important 16th-century Anglican theologians

Book review: All Things Made New by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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No one country is assigned a special mission from God  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

It is unsustainable to believe that one nation has a special mission from God

The Pope Emeritus prepares to greet Pope Francis during the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

The splintering of Protestantism is the best advert for a pope ever devised

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP)

Vatican doctrinal chief says Catholics ‘cannot accept that there exist sufficient reasons to separate from the Church’

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe sits in Strasbourg, eastern France (AP)

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a news conference in Tehran (AP)

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