Nicaragua’s state media portray him as a rabble-rouser. But Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes says he places his trust in dialogue

Prejudice rather than thought-out and researched views may be guiding us

The Pope chose his words very carefully in Abu Dhabi

Diary: snowy roads, scruffy MPs and a nice train WC

His rhetoric against the Church is increasingly violent, but the bishops have remained largely quiet

The seekers of religious freedom in the North American colonies often did not extend that right to the ‘papist devils’

The danger to Western Christians doesn’t come from sword-and-sandals tyrants, but from an enforced code of etiquette

Both Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb criticized faithless modernity, echoing Benedict’s prophetic address

Martin Mosebach opens up a world unknown to the West – a Church that has been a persecuted minority for over 1,000 years