Police confirm they have found Mikaeel's body in a wooded area in Fife, miles from his home
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Friday 12 April 2013
Tomorrow's World: a Horizon Special, BBC2
Monday 08 April 2013
Baroness Thatcher’s last act of political choreography will be her funeral, which was agreed with her before her death.
Saturday 23 March 2013
Present and former Pope wore similar white clerical garb at Castel Gandolfo
Jorge Mario Bergoglio: First Latin American, first Jesuit and first Pope Francis to lead the world's Catholics
Thursday 14 March 2013
Pope Francis began his first morning as pontiff by praying at Rome's main basilica as he started the first day of what is expected to be a challenging papacy.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Having begun his reign, auspiciously enough, with a self-deprecating joke – “the duty of the cardinals is to elect a Bishop of Rome,” he deadpanned, “and they’ve gone to the end of the world to find one” – Pope Francis went back inside St Peter’s for the solemn ceremonies that conclude the Conclave process, the most important of which is a Mass in the Sistine Chapel with the other 114 cardinal electors.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
He was rescued from the council car park - and is now heading for a plain-looking tomb in Leicester Cathedral
Tuesday 12 March 2013
The method the Catholic Church uses to select their leader has remained virtually unchanged for the last 800 years. But how does the Papal Conclave actually work?
As cardinals gather to elect Pope, Catholic officials break into a sweat over news that priests share €23m building with huge gay sauna
Monday 11 March 2013
A day ahead of the papal conclave, faces at the scandal-struck Vatican were even redder than usual after it emerged that the Holy See had purchased a €23 million (£21 million) share of a Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna.
Monday 11 March 2013
Roman Catholic leaders in Britain have called on the faithful to pray for the cardinals gathered in Rome on the eve of the conclave to elect a new pope.
Sunday 10 March 2013
Benedict XVI's insignia are destroyed as the Sistine Chapel is modified for the conclave
Wednesday 06 March 2013
South American socialist leader dies of cancer aged 58 in a Caracas hospital
Thursday 28 February 2013
Harry Spanswick worked in newspaper printing for over 30 years. He will be missed by those whose lives he touched, whether people he worked with, laughed with, or campaigned and fought with.
Inside the world’s most spectacular polling station: The Sistine Chapel prepares for election of new pope
Monday 25 February 2013
As polling stations go, it would be hard to top the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel for sheer splendour, and in as little as two weeks’ time the celebrated site of Michelangelo’s Last Judgement will host the conclave of cardinals that chooses the successor to Pope Benedict XVI.
Monday 11 February 2013
Pope Benedict XVI’s shock resignation may be virtually unheard of in modern times but the system that will choose the Catholic Church’s new leader follows centuries of well-rehearsed and high secretive tradition. It is a process that has, by and large, enabled successors to be picked quickly and we could even see a new Pontiff enthroned before Easter Sunday.
Saturday 12 January 2013
My mum, in consultation with our bishop, decided to postpone my baptism until after I got home from Brownie camp. Mormons like to baptise their children as soon as possible after their eighth birthday, which is when they start to become accountable for all their wrongdoings. I'm a mid-August baby and my baptismal certificate is dated 9 September, 1990. I remember mum telling her friends (I wonder why she was asked?) that the postponement was to do with her wanting to make sure that the excitement about Brownie camp was "out of my system" before the baptism.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds