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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

Travel Trip Dublin's Docklands

The Irish famine was an unnatural disaster

Historian Tim Pat Coogan considers who was responsible for abandoning countless starving, ragged families to the Great Irish Famine

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor receives his biretta from Blessed Pope John Paul II in 2001 (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor tells Luke Coppen about his hopes for unity and the joy of choosing a pope

The late Oswaldo Paya was a leading Catholic layman in Cuba (CNS)

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives to give evidence at the Leveson inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Monday, May 28, 2012. The Leveson inquiry is Britain's media ethics probe that was set up in the wake of the scandal over phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, which was shut in July after it became clear that the tabloid had systematically broken the law. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Nobody sincerely wanting to become a Catholic should ever be refused: their reasons are between themselves and God

Tony Blair at the Houses of Parliament last month (PA photo)

Former prime minister told audience at Royal Albert Hall that faith introduces humility into society