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This painting of St Maria Goretti hangs at the shrine where she is buried in Nettuno, Italy (CNS photo)

She could join Terrence Higgins as a figurehead for those who are trying to eradicate HIV/Aids

Vatican Saints

Catholic should learn more about the television evangelist, now a venerable

Part of the display about Pope Pius XII at Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial (AP photo)

The changes at Yad Vashem show that the black legend against the wartime pontiff is on the way out

The news reporter John Simpson says he has 'a couple of pills handy' (PA photo)

If you don’t believe in eternal life it’s hard to find meaning in the indignities of old age

Babies: worth it CNS photo/Darren Whiteside, Reuters

Having children is not for dummies

In comparison, being prime minister is a piece of cake

Claim that thousands of patients are being killed appears sensational

The opening Mass for the US bishops' Fortnight for Freedom at a basilica in Baltimore (CNS photo)

Pregnancy is not a disease, and the pill should not be a part of any health insurance policy

A sign at a religious freedom rally in Phoenix, Arizona (CNS photo)

The heart and soul of one particular Radio 4 programme was not on the side of the bishops

Pink balloons raise awareness of breast cancer in Seoul, South Korea (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Few of those campaigning against the awful disease wish to mention one of its possible causes

A tent for Adoration in Leicester Square, central London (Photo: Mazur)

The Spirit in the City initiative last weekend put the focus on the big stuff: worship, repentance and rejoicing. I hope it touched lonely souls