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The end of Communism was extremely stressful, but Russians are finding their faith again (AP)

A quarter century after the Communist nightmare ended, it is the East where Christianity is rising again

'Tony Benn was certainly a content-rich politician, in contrast to the content-lite politicians who created New Labour' (PA)

If a society is to flourish then the secular arena must make room for religious viewpoints

Pope Pius XII (CNS)

The NCR’s scepticism is shared by the author of Hitler’s Pope: shouldn’t that in itself give pause for thought?

A page showing President Reagan's edits to his 'Evil Empire' speech (AP)

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

Protestors in Edinburgh call for a referendum Clerkson/Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

The United Kingdom looks doomed, but much blame must be placed on Labour’s alienation of its natural constituency north of the border

The camp commandant said ‘there was no need to waste a bullet’ on Cardinal Kazimierz Świątek

The cardinal who triumphed over Stalin

In 1941 a young priest was condemned to death by the Soviets. He was to become one of the Church’s great leaders

Fr Michael Shields: ‘There is no doubt the Devil is real and evil is real because I’m looking at it every day. It is watered down in the West’

Ed West meets Fr Michael Shields, the priest who exchanged the frozen wastes of Alaska for the post-Soviet wilderness of Siberia