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'The bishops’ 2015 letter the letter is of use to all voters – not just Catholics – in casting their votes this May' (PA)

The bishops’ 2015 letter reminds the reader that there is a moral obligation on all voters to exercise their franchise

Francis appeals to young Catholic women who love Mother Church just as she is

Francis is the greatest ally women have

Following some unguarded remarks by the Pontiff, feminists are forming a queue to denounce him as a misogynist. Those who are really paying attention know that’s nonsense

Rare is the daily homily in which Francis does not offer a pointed criticism (CNS)

Is Pope Francis offering us a new model of how to be pastors, only slightly less quick with a lambasting word than with a loving one?

The BBC has been criticised for failing to prioritise religious coverage (PA)

The corporation has scrapped the role of Commissioning Editor for Religion

Archbishop Oscar Romero (CNS)

Archbishop from El Salvador was ‘killed in hatred of the Faith’, says Vatican

Stephen Fry (PA)

An interview in which Stephen Fry denounced God as ‘evil’ has proved a viral hit

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