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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and Tony Blair (PA)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals why he feels sorry for Tony Blair and recalls the scandal that tested him at Westminster

The Oratory school is heavily oversubscribed

High Court overturns ruling by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Bashar Assad has hung on in power four years after the start of the war (AP)

John Kerry has finally stated that we should talk to Assad, something that should have been done four years ago

Alex Salmond and Alistair Debate shake hands after their televised debate last month (PA)

Why has it proven so hard for the Better Together campaign to galvinise enthusiastic support for our union?

An Iraqi Christian refugee holds a 12-day-old baby in Ankawa (CNS))

The Royal Prerogative was, in effect, abolished on the basis of a PR campaign that required Parliamentary consent to establish legitimacy for going to war, and Iraqi minorities are paying the price

Whatever Blair says, we cannot put aside differences with Russia and China (PA)

We cannot fight Islamism by siding with the forces of oppression

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks down a street in Aleppo (AP)

Recommendations will be offered to those taking part in ‘Geneva 2′ peace talks

Tony Blair with Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York in 2007 (CNS)

Mr Blair is among key political experts invited by the Vatican for a meeting aimed at promoting peace in Syria

The Oratory has been told to change its admission policy

Decision follows complaint by humanist organisation

David Cameron is setting up a cabinet level task force to combat Islamic extremism (Photo: PA)

Cosying up to Saudi Arabia is just one example of the hypocrisy at the heart of David Cameron’s pluralist position