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Pope Benedict dedicated his general audience this morning to St John of the Cross (video).

Iesu Communio, a new Spanish institute of consecrated life, is experiencing a vocations boom, reports Zenit.

A Catholic priest is suing LifeSiteNews for $500,000 (£315,466, €375,000).

Parents should not allow children to have computers in their bedrooms, the president of the Italian Association of Catholic Psychologists and Psychiatrists has said.

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt has called for “a strategic approach towards poverty eradication” in an address to the Commission for Social Development of the UN Economic and Social Council.

Thieves in Spain have stolen a monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament from a church in Madrid.

Cardinal Antonio María Rouco, the Archbishop of Madrid, has presented the Pope with the first World Youth Day 2011 backpack.

And Benedict XVI will take a ride on a gondola during his visit to Venice on May 8.