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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/12/10

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

By on Friday, 17 December 2010

Pope Benedict XVI offers a blessing from the window of his apartment (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Benedict XVI offers a blessing from the window of his apartment (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI called for “an end to hostility and prejudice” against Christians in Europe in his World Peace Day message released yesterday (video, full text).

Catholics and Lutherans have taken significant steps towards unity, Pope Benedict said when he met members of the Lutheran World Federation yesterday (full text).

The Pope has chosen Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation, as the new nuncio for Great Britain.

Barrister Neil Addison reacts to yesterday’s European Court of Human Rights ruling on Ireland’s abortion laws.

George Weigel looks at the state of the debate on the Pope, condoms and Aids.

And Archbishop Timothy Dolan praises Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League.

  • fromSpain

    The Pope have cautioned recently against a “more sophisticated forms of hostility to religion” in Western counties. Well, look at these pictures about the catholic resistance in Spain to government suppression of Mass in “Valle de los Caídos” (Valley of the Fallen), near Madrid: http://infocatolica.com/blog/e… . If you want a brief explanation about these images, read the comments of FSE in the topic “catholic resistance to government suppression of Mass in Valle de los Caídos” at the Fish Eaters forum (you can find it using ie. Google).