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A complex lighting system helps us appreciate the sculpture in St Peter’s Basilica even more

The cringe-worthy sight of bishops trying to dance points to a greater problem

Gerard Manley Hopkins’s conversion did not lead him to write conventional religious verse

Philip Metschan says he is aware of the existence of divine inspiration

A man who rose quietly through the Curia has become the most incendiary figure in the Church

Poetry can open our eyes to the glory of the divine presence in creation, says Joseph Pearce

John Paul II couldn’t strike a deal that satisfied the SSPX. Nor could Benedict. Enter the unlikeliest of bridge-builders

Holy See diplomacy has achieved impressive results in supporting peace efforts worldwide. As Britain’s ambassador, I hope to help build on that work

The great songwriter’s lyrics are indebted to Catholicism

The number of faithful in Syria’s ancient city has fallen from 250,000 to 30,000. Now the war is over, how many of those can be persuaded to stay?