Paul Vallely is visiting professor in Public Ethics at the University of Chester and a senior research fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester. He writes on ethical, political and cultural issues. He has a fortnightly column in the Independent on Sunday and also writes for the New York Times and the Church Times. His latest book is Pope Francis – Untying the Knots. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
Pope Francis profile: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a humble man who moved out of a palace into an apartment, cooks his own meals and travels by bus
14 March 2013 12:00 AM
The secular world should not expect wide reform from the new Pontiff
10 March 2013 12:00 AM
03 March 2013 12:00 AM
Insiders are ready for a factious, fractious conclave... 10 men are in with a chance
28 February 2013 06:33 PM
Violent criminal reoffended after 10-year sentence for his part in a robbery that shook the world in 1963
25 February 2013 08:07 PM
At last winds of change blow through the Vatican
24 February 2013 12:00 AM
Legacy of the German shepherd: Benedict XVI turned out to be a pope of surprises – a tradition he maintained with his shock decision to resign
11 February 2013 06:26 PM
Greatest weakness may have been loyalty to the church’s old clandestine self-protective culture
10 February 2013 12:00 AM
No one will be punished for the deaths at Stafford – it was the fault of 'the culture'. And those in charge at the time have been... promoted
03 February 2013 12:00 AM
David Beckham's move to France is the latest of his self-promoting gestures. Or is it the engaging act of a thoroughly nice guy?
03 February 2013 12:00 AM
The creator of Comic Relief hopes that in another quarter of a century it may not be necessary. Until then, it's red noses all round. Paul Vallely meets Richard Curtis
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 2 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Cocaine and cannabis haul hidden in Vatican car seized by French police