Vladimir Putin

At first, the Pope’s appeals for peace exasperated me. Surely we had passed the point of no return

In a letter Pope Francis asks G20 leaders to give up ‘futile’ idea of military intervention

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Russian leaders have always used the church for their own purposes

Birth, copulation and death – I can see why we Catholics get accused of being obsessed

Russia’s population decline is a national emergency, and its attitude to abortion is to blame

The monarchy has great symbolic power: the royal couple could set a standard about the purpose and meaning of matrimony