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Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is a former Catholic school headmaster

I was wrong: Ofsted is a real menace

It was a mistake to think that Ofsted could be relied upon to adopt a sensible approach to promoting British values in schools

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope makes comments in address to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies

A floral tribute outside Charlie Hebdo's headquarters in Paris (PA)

There may be the freedom to insult religious belief in a secular state, but holding it as a jewel in the crown of democracy is wrong

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (PA)

The offence of blasphemy was first introduced in Ireland in 1937

David Cameron made the remarks when he visited the US last week (PA)

The Prime Minister was speaking to the US news programme Face the Nation

"I had been working as an academic neurosurgeon for years, 15 of them at Harvard" (PA)

As a sceptical neurosurgeon I dismissed patients’ visions of the afterlife. Then one day I had a violent seizure and found myself in a realm of indescribable beauty

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI (CNS)

The doomsayers are crushed

It is a testimony to the strength of the Church that most of the faithful have persevered through this era of informal official atheism

Pope Francis welcomes former Israeli President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Former Israeli President asks Pope to head United Religions organisation

Richard Dawkins (PA)

Judith Babarsky read Richard Dawkins’ book and Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth before converting to Catholicism

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair defended religious faith as a force for good in the world during a televised debate with atheist and columnist Christopher Hitchens. Andrew Winning/PA Wire

The former British prime minister argued that religion was a force for good against atheist and journalist Christopher Hitchens in a televised debate in Canada