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Francis meets President Ilham Aliyev at end of three-day trip

Cardinal Angelo Amato said Blessed Wladyslaw Bukowinski ‘showed how faith can bring down walls’

The author of a new study of Communist persecution tells me why these stories must be kept alive

The roll-call of heroes and saints shows just how much courage you needed to live out your faith

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I thought I knew what believers experienced under communism. But I was unprepared for a story of persecution comparable to the Roman Empire

A book about the life of monks in Pskov-Caves Monastery has become an unlikely bestseller

Vladimir Putin’s holy war

Some traditionalist websites praise Putin as the chief enemy of a Satanic new world order

Paul Ginsborg highlights the unhealthy family environment which seemed to nurture a number of dictators

Pope Francis gave Putin a medallion of the ‘Angel of Peace’ at the Vatican yesterday