John Paul II is set to be canonised on Sunday. Is it too soon to make the divisive pope a saint?
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
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
Justin Welby tells Christians to 'repent' over the way gay and lesbian people have been treated
Being made fun of is not the same as systematic brutality, says former Archbishop of Canterbury
Atheist provokes outrage by pointing out that Cambridge college has more Nobel prizes than Islam
Vatican offers 'indulgences' to those who follow Francis on social media during Catholic events
New pope flexes muscles by allowing canonisation of former pontiffs, without 'two miracle' confirmation
Experts warn Islamist leaders on campus could cause students and graduates to 'embrace terror'
Fears former pope's move back into Vatican could make him 'lightning rod' for Pope Francis' critics
As Justin Welby is enthroned at Canterbury, he praises 'stunning' quality of some gay relationships
Shy Argentine cardinal emerges as warm, engaging speaker who knows how to use the press
'He told me he'd become a priest if he couldn't marry me,' claims 76-year-old. 'Luckily I said no'
He's been hailed as the man to reform the Church, but not everyone approves of Jorge Mario Bergoglio
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