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John Paul II is set to be canonised on Sunday. Is it too soon to make the divisive pope a saint?
How St George, a third-century Roman soldier from modern-day Turkey, came to be patron saint of England
Birmingham schools could have their leadership removed or even be closed
Sharia law's critics say it discriminates against women, but supporters claim it poses no threat to British justice
Death of Fred Phelps may bring down the Westboro Baptist Church and its 'God hates fags' placards
Kingdom makes naming of babies much easier after eliminating options such as Alice, Linda and Binyamin
Today is Ash Wednesday, when Christians traditionally burn crosses made on Palm Sunday
Events held across UK on 27 January mark liberation of Auschwitz in 1945
Pontiff calls terminations 'horrific' and links them to modern society's throwaway culture
Increasing number of Catholic priests trained in exorcism as more people dabble in the dark arts
US soldiers deployed in Lithuania on a Nato special mission gather to meet Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Alongside military personnel from nine Nato countries including the UK, American troops have completed a combined military exercise.
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