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A banner at the St Paul's camp; Rev Dennis Nadin, right, has criticised the cathedral's closure

Discord at St Paul's over protest camp

Retired reverend interrupts morning service to blast authorities over Occupy London

New anti-capitalist camp opens as the St Paul's protesters defy Dean

They've pitched their tents outside the cathedral and now they are gearing up to take over the Square Mile

St Paul's Cathedral closed over protest

St Paul's Cathedral has been forced to close its doors to the public because of the anti-capitalist protest taking place outside.

St Paul's may have to close to the public as more protestors arrive

St Paul's Cathedral could be forced to close its doors to members of the public as more people are joining anti-capitalist protests taking place in its churchyard.

Chile honours trapped miners one year on

The Chilean miners who spent 69 days trapped in a copper mine yesterday marked the one-year anniversary since their ordeal began.

Video: Mourners gather in Oslo

Thousands have gathered at Oslo Cathedral to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the attacks in Norway on Friday.

'Hour of Power' church rocked by money woes

Robert H Schuller, the preacher whose "Hour of Power" once attracted millions of TV viewers and turned him into one of America's first superstar televangelists, has been forced out of the church he founded, which has fallen deep into debt and is being torn apart by a simmering family dispute.

St Paul's is restored to full glory

For the first time in 15 years, the interior of St Paul's Cathedral was free from scaffolding yesterday.

St Paul's renovation finally finished

One of Britain's most famous cathedrals is to celebrate its first day without scaffolding for 15 years when a £40 million restoration project draws to a close.

Tosca, St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry - Piccard in Space, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Out of the shadows of the Troubles steps a sparkling new national opera company

Album: Westminster Cathedral Choir, Stephen Cleobury, Masterpieces 0f Renaissance Polyphony (Newton Classics)

During the great religious battles of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, music was one of the subtler, but most effective, weapons in the clergies' arsenal.

Gormley sculpture for Canterbury Cathedral

Old iron nails taken from the repaired roof of Canterbury Cathedral have been used by the sculptor Antony Gormley to create a new artwork there.

Bishop Samuel Ruiz: Liberation theologian who championed the cause of the Mayan Indians in Mexico

When I interviewed Bishop Samuel Ruiz for The Independent in the picturesque southern Mexican town of San Cristóbal de las Casas in August 1993, he told me the poverty-stricken Mayan Indians of his parish were getting restless and some had taken up arms. He introduced me to a young man – "just call me Juan" – who spoke of a new armed group called the Emiliano Zapata Peasant Organisation (EZP0), named after Mexico's peasant and revolutionary leader of the early 20th Century but styled after Peru's Shining Path guerrillas.

Hundreds say farewell to musician Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty's daughter said farewell to her father by singing one of his songs at his funeral today.

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