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Pope Benedict in 2008 (AP)

Our leaders’ response to his Regensburg address showed they had not only lost their nerve, but also their ability to think

Metropolitan Hilarion has urged the Pope to address tensions in Ukraine (CNS)

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Muslim activists in Srinagar, India, protest against the Pope’s Regensburg lecture in September 2006                      AP Photo/Dar Yasin

After Regensburg the silence is deafening

On the fifth anniversary of the Pope’s seismic lecture Douglas Murray says that we are betraying persecuted Christians in Muslim lands

A priest hears a confession at the hippodrome in Zagreb, Croatia (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Even preaching about the necessity of confession caused me trouble

Copies of Light of the World in a bookshop in Rome (Photo: PA)

But “dialogue” does not mean we have to water down what we know to be the truth

Pope Benedict at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2006 (Photo: PA)

We should work towards fighting secularism rather than reaching an agreement on theology