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The protection of women against sexual harassment and worse needs more than our prayers and the words of comfort from Pope Francis - we need boots on the ground to cut the increasing number of reported cases in the US and throughout the western world...

Pope Francis named a new batch of cardinals today meaning he has chosen almost 40 per cent of the men who will elect his successor...

When the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, joins Pope Francis in Assisi next week to mark the 30th anniversary of the first World Day of Prayer the similarities between the two religious leaders will be brought into sharp focus. They are both conflict resolvers who prefer to roll up their sleeves rather than talk theology. And both were surprise choices when selected for their roles, which they started within a week of each other...

Hundreds of thousands of the 2.5 million expected visitors to the World Youth Day in Krakow this week have already made their way to the southern Polish city. Among them are The Tablet’s bloggers who will be giving us an insight into their experiences over the next week. Here is a chance to meet them...

The Universal Basic Income is an exciting idea whose time has come. The growing currency of the idea was witnessed in June when the Swiss held a referendum on creating a UBI of £20,000 a year, regardless of work or wealth. The call was defeated but the seed had been planted that an idea that has often been touted as crazy was close to having its day in the spotlight...

When it comes to those he disagrees with, Pope Francis’s approach is to avoid direct confrontation preferring instead to ignore them and get on with his job. But in the case of Cardinal Robert Sarah he has made an exception. Last week the 71-year-old Guinean prelate unilaterally announced that priests should start to turn their backs on the congregation and face east to say Mass - something which liturgical traditionalists often call for given it is how the priest celebrates the Old Rite Latin liturgy...

Any reader of the British press this month could be forgiven for thinking that Ramadan is simply a fast, and a particularly gruelling month-long fast at that...

It was two comfortably off middle-class middle-aged products of an elite education from the Home Counties that were the Anglican and Catholic leaders of the city when tragedy struck at Hillsborough in 1989. And they proved very effective in helping the people of Liverpool come to terms with their Christian faith..

Still they argue, argue, argue. Yes he did; no he didn't. He can; he can't. What exactly did Pope Francis intend to convey by chapter eight of his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia?

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