Pope Francis

The West must tackle its vulnerability to extremists while urging the Muslim world to put its house in order. Is anyone out there interested?

Cardinal Bergoglio’s road to the Vatican

The memoirs of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor

Jews and Christians have respect for their differences because they talk to each other. Can Muslims be persuaded to do the same?

“Islam is here to stay in Europe. Non-Muslims too must adapt, and we do.”

The embattled Christian communities in Bethlehem and Nazareth

Pope Francis should level his criticism at socialism and corporatism, not the free market, in his attempt to help the poor

Kate Cooper’s pacy tale of heroines, virgins and martyrs recounts the largely unknown role of women in shaping the early Church

Mealy-mouthed and equivocal or just shy? Two new books help us to understand the motives and beliefs of the enigmatic Pope Francis

Jovial, informal and compassionate, the new Pontiff has the qualities to restore faith in the Vatican and to promote women in the Church