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Elaborate preparations to mark the seventieth anniversary on Tuesday of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau highlight how Poland has begun to acknowledge its own anti-Semitic past and to recognise that it has a Jewish question, too
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A few miles from the French border lies the Belgian village of Quaregnon, today an unassuming hamlet amid endless fields and woodland but 100 years ago the focus of German and British attacks.
The horrific murder of Ann Maguire, a much loved teacher, by one of her pupils in a Leeds Catholic school, has shocked and bewildered the country.
Pakistan is often labelled a “fundamentalist” state – and criticism of it has returned after the burning alive of a poor Christian couple who allegedly destroyed pages of a Qu'ran.
Foreign correspondents rarely have the opportunity to report on stories that are indisputably positive. Wars, disasters and political disputes tend dominate the news we cover. But when the Berlin Wall was suddenly flung open 25 years ago, the news was so good that I cheered as I sat in the Reuters East Berlin bureau and repeatedly updated our story through the long night.
I was explaining Situation Ethics to a Year 10 class – the idea that the same action can be right or wrong depending on the circumstances.
The Feast of St John Paul II was like any other day and it was not unusual for me to make a mid-week confession; I knelt in silent prayer before the tabernacle before creeping into the wooden confessional at the back of the Church; I detailed the familiar naughtiness and ended with a general confession regarding the sins of my relationship.
In the dark times that now engulf Liberia, many people have asked themselves “Who do we turn to?”
When Cardinal Vincent Nichols gathers with business leaders for the third Blueprint for Better Business conference tomorrow, the words of Pope Francis this week on the workplace situation should be ringing in their ears.
There was scepticism around the recent Synod on the Family among many of the people I know. How could 190 old men comment on married life and the family? And why did two thirds of them veto already watered-down language on welcoming people in same-sex relationships?
Yesterday Britain released one of its longest serving prisoners, Harry Roberts, who shot dead three policemen in 1966.