LEAD STORY — A Holy See-China deal could not come at a more awkward time ● Fr Alan Robinson: Padre Pio’s personal intervention gave me the push I needed ● Sister Janet Fearns is irritated by horror movie marketing ● Madeleine Teahan: Cutting respite care for carers will inevitably backfire ● Peter Hitchens: Why I changed my mind about writing a book called ‘How to Change your Mind’ ● Fr Raymond de Souza: The Benedict XVI speech that everyone missed ● Mary Kenny: Why making misogyny a ‘hate crime’ is a bad idea ● Sir James MacMillan gives David Oldroyd-Bolt a tour of the town that forged him ● Mark Lawson reviews this month’s best crime fiction ● Melanie McDonagh on the truth about Thomas Cromwell