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Benedict XVI, who leaves office today

This has been a very great pontificate: we now need a vigorous pope who will defeat the treacherous bureaucrats who undermined Pope Benedict

A cardinal greets Pope Benedict in the Vatican's Clementine Hall this morning

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/13

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (PA)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 27/02/13

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The Curia  CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters

Is the Curia Catholic or Roman?

Does the Curia need to be ‘internationalised’?

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, June 1942 (Photo © George (Jürgen) Wittenstein / akg-images)

Both Sophie and her fellow German Joseph Ratzinger were inspired by Newman’s writings on conscience

Vatican Pope

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/13

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Poland Auschwitz

Heroic nuns of the Holocaust

Many nuns risked life to save strangers from the Nazis

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (Photo: PA)

The laundries were tough places, undoubtedly. But there was no sexual abuse and no physical punishment

Benedict XVI  waves during the last Angelus of his eight-year pontificate (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/13

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baby

Dr Evelyn Billings, who died last week, travelled the world teaching women about their own natural fertility