LEAD STORY — Conversions are on the rise in the unlikeliest of places, says MIchael Davis ● Fr Raymond J de Souza examines the parallels between Hawking's study of physics and theology ● Matthew Schmitz- how Francis fired up a generational battle ● Simon Caldwell on the religious poetry of Siegfried Sassoon ● Christopher Altieri - can Pope Francis help to revive Ireland’s Church? ● Richard Ingrams - in praise of Beachcomber, the Express’s legendary columnist ● Even geniuses struggle to capture the Resurrection, says Mgr Timothy Verdon ● James Jeffrey - the changing face of middle-class Ethiopia ● Mary Kenny - the Stations of the Cross, a source of holiness and comfort ● Fr Simon Francis Gaine - we don’t have to wait until we die to experience the power of Christ’s Resurrection