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John Halpin said the scandal the emails have evoked was ‘fake’

Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

The rich and famous are lavishing praise on the Pope. Here’s a guide to his most surprising supporters

Jill, Duchess of Hamilton, says that Rupert Murdoch is fond of the Catholic Church but cannot escape his rebellious Wee Free heritage

His attitude to sacred music is symptomatic of the modern age’s attitude to religious art

The improbable MP Louise Mensch tells Catherine Lafferty why she is taking a pragmatic approach to reforming our abortion laws

Bishops’ conference has given the go-ahead for three publishers to produce the missals in time for Advent

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Rebekah Brooks is talented, rich and good-looking – and for that, it seems, the general public would love to see her humiliated

For the Boss, profits mattered to the exclusion of everything else