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President Obama has failed to protect religious freedoms in the US

Honest, open and humble dialogue about the real issues facing God’s people is absolutely necessary

You won’t be able to understand what happens at next month’s gathering if you insist on labelling everyone either a liberal or conservative

His Fourth is perhaps the first great symphony since the death of Shostakovich

By strengthening the synod of bishops Pope Francis hopes to boost the chances of unity between Catholics and Orthodox Christians

An 18th-century Franciscan friar will be canonised in Washington tonight. But his detractors claim he was a Spanish imperialist who flogged Indian converts

The Instrumentum Laboris is at best theologically thin and tirelessly moralistic

The seat of New York is finally restored, after a $175m makeover

It’s time we laid the likes of The Go-Between and Lady Chatterley’s Lover to rest

More of us should read the 14th century Islamic philosopher Ibn Khaldun