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The bizarre case of a bishop at the heart of the German hierarchy’s fiercest public fight

On July 1, 1916, skylarks were singing, and 20,000 British soldiers died

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The Church’s annus horribilis continues

Religion is a far better provider of happiness than a hugely overgrown state, says Philip Booth

Some controversies just won’t lie down and die. Pius XII and the Holocaust is one of them.

Political correctness, of course

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Slew of new faces in new places

The Vatican announces appointments to major curial positions

Swiss bishop to replace Cardinal Walter Kasper at curial department for ecumenism