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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 28/11/12

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

By on Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Pope blesses those gathered at this morning's general audience (AP)

The Pope blesses those gathered at this morning's general audience (AP)

God is not a competitor in our existence but rather its true guarantor,” Benedict XVI said at this morning’s general audience (video).

The Pope also appealed for renewed efforts to combat HIV/Aids around the world.

Yad Vashem has named the Italian Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa a “Righteous Among the Nations” for his role in rescuing Jews from the Nazis in Florence.

The Vatican has unveiled a new series of stamps that it hopes will raise funds for the restoration of the Bernini colonnade around St Peter’s Square.

Pope Benedict will begin using Twitter in December, the Vatican announced yesterday (video).

Kevin McCormick profiles the leading contemporary composer and devout Catholic James MacMillan.

And Fr James Schall SJ investigates why the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche hated Jesuits.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.