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Persecuted Middle East bishops banned from visiting UK

Why are suffering Syrian and Iraqi bishops banned from visiting the UK? They only wanted to attend the consecration of the country's first Syriac Orthodox cathedral, dedicated to St Thomas. They might even have met the Prince of Wales for…
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On the Feast of Stephen

The funeral of St Stephen, by Filippo Lippi (1460). St Stephen – 'a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost' (Acts 6:5) – was chosen to be a…
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Jihadi John has gone to meet Mohammed

  It is reported by the Pentagon that there is a "high degree of certainty" that the Islamic State serial beheader Mohammed Emwazi – aka Jihadi John – has been…
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Time to forgive Guy Fawkes?

  "Guy Fawkes should be forgiven because he has become a ‘global brand’, says headmaster of Catholic plotter's old school." That's a summary of an inept piece in the Telegraph…