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The newest bishop in England and Wales, the Bishop of Lancaster, Paul Swarbrick, says historic churches are the living heart of his diocese and he has vowed to do all he can to conserve them.

Zimbabwe has been put to the test of whether it can manage a democratic political system, and it has been found wanting.

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Wednesday 25 July was the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Humanae Vitae

Debates about the religious education of the young are as important as any imaginable.

In the two most populous nations of the English-speaking world, political leadership has reached a crisis.

The famous opening line to L P Hartley’s novel The Go-Between – “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there” – could equally apply to the United States of America, especially where abortion legislation is concerned.

Women are assuming leadership roles in the administrative headquarters of many of the dioceses of England and Wales and at the Bishops’ Conference offices in London.

Proposals for a radical overhaul of the way the Catholic Church is run, using as a model the synodical system favoured by the Anglican Communion, have emerged from a seven-year study of the comparative weaknesses in the two systems of church government.

It is time Theresa May began to pull out of the long dark tunnel that is the “mad riddle” of Brexit.

Just when how best to handle Iran has become one of the top issues in foreign policy, thousands of people have rioted in the capital, Tehran, against rising prices and general economic misery.


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