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Cardinal Zen has history on his side, and he knows China better than any in the Vatican diplomatic corps

Including the Florentine nobleman who led a life of uninterrupted charity

At this point, there are only four possible explanations for what happened to a crucial letter

When it comes to religious freedom, the Chinese government say one thing and do another

The Irish establishment wants to sweep away pro-life laws. But the battle will not be so easily won

The Vatican Museums exhibition will be something of a homecoming for the artist

A penitential Valentine’s Day

The feast of St Valentine coincides with Ash Wednesday – this conflict is an opportunity

An attempt to clarify the cardinal’s comments has only created more confusion

Mortara’s memoirs can teach us about openness to grace – whether or not Pius IX was right to remove him from his parents

China’s regime denies freedom of conscience, oppresses religion and disregards the right to life