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Francis celebrates Mass at the Church of St Gregory the Great in Rome (CNS)

Worship makes our lives bigger and better

In this extract from his new book Rowan Williams argues that effective ritual is far from being a retreat to a comforting alternative world

Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury (Photo: PA)

If we really have to have an established Church, its head needs to take the defence of basic Christianity quite seriously

The Law Society has made proposals which would make it possible for Muslims to commission English solicitors to draw up 'Sharia compliant' wills (PA)

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone

Britain Pope

Lord Sacks continues to be the most eloquent spokesman for religion

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What is sex for?

Anglicans (and Catholics) get themselves in a muddle over gay marriage because they’ve forgotten the meaning of sex

We have taken this institution for granted for too long. Now the Coalition is showing how vital and precious it is

Papal Visit 2010: second day’s briefing

Papal Visit 2010: second day’s briefing

A summary of the big stories from the second day of the Papal Visit
Five men arrested ‘in plot to harm Pope’
Pope: ‘faith and reason need one another’

Papal Visit 2010: Archbishop of Canterbury’s Evening Prayer Address – full text

Delivered at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 9 September 2010

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The Holy Father expressed his desire that both Churches ‘renew determination to pursue the goal of unity’

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the General Synod (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Forward in Faith expects an exodus of ‘thousands’ after General Synod rejects concessions to traditionalists