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November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015
The British Humanist Association has launched a successful legal case against the education secretary regarding Religious Studies in schools
November 25, 2015
Pope Francis is visiting Nairobi's State House
November 25, 2015
During flight, Francis confirmed he will visit four cities, including Ciudad Juarez, when he visits Mexico in February
November 25, 2015
Pope Francis has arrived in Kenya at the start of his papal visit to Africa
November 25, 2015
Forty-six people died in last week's suicide bombings
November 25, 2015
Live coverage of the Pope's arrival in Nairobi at the start of his papal visit to Africa
November 25, 2015
The boxing champ who packed a poetic punch CINEMA Mr Calzaghe – CERT 15, 92 MINS ★★★☆☆ The paradox at the core of boxing is that it is a phenomenally brutal business capable of moments of beautiful poetry, and Joe Calzaghe is undoubtedly one of the greatest bards of the ring that Britain has ever produced.
November 25, 2015
COMMENT OF THE WEEK   We need to evangelise like James Bond SIR – Your leading article (November 20) poses the question: how do we proclaim the faith? Pope Francis urges every one of us to be an agent of evangelism – a sort of James Bond figure armed with a rosary instead of a
November 25, 2015
BELGIUM is a country that should be dear to all of us, historically. The “rape of Belgium” moved many hearts to pity at the start of the First World War, and many Belgian refugees were accommodated in Britain after it was occupied by Germany. A hundred thousand places of shelter were offered to fleeing Belgian refugees
November 25, 2015
My project to regenerate deprived areas of County Durham, which will cost up to £100 million, has taught me what it really means to serve others JONATHAN RUFFER It is almost five years to the day that I approached the Church Commissioners to acquire the set of paintings by Francisco de Zurbarán held at Auckland
November 25, 2015
The friends of Francis are urging him to take a revolutionary step after the synod. But there are good reasons why he might reject their advice In my last column I argued that it would be foolish to ignore the signs that Pope Francis has been giving for almost two years concerning the admission of
November 25, 2015
Friday November 20 I have spent much of the night thinking about death and damnation. At Mass last Sunday Father wondered how many of those slaughtered in Paris were prepared for death. It is a very Catholic concern, and one I share. When friends and colleagues die, I am quite capable of wondering whether those