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Christians are caught in the crossfire (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)

Damascus’s Christian heritage has a glorious past, a terrible present and uncertain future

Parents have a duty to find out what is taught in the classroom (AP)

Sadly we can’t trust the Government or schools to inculcate good sexual ethics

The outgoing Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks (PA)

Many of today’s God-haters have nothing of significance to say about life

Jim Carrey – has had enough of screen violence (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, file)

Television and film violence has become too graphic, too pornographic and too boring

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the papal delegate governing the Legion of Christ (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/06/13

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Pope Francis's now famous empty chair (AP)

What exactly is the meaning of that ‘Enigma of the Empty Chair’? Everyone seems agreed that there must be one

Mary Ann Glendon (CNS)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 26/06/13

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'Politicians have bought in to the over-population agenda for too long'

Priests must combat ‘over-population’ agenda by preaching on marriage and openness to new life

As Pope Francis's chair sits empty, Monsignor Rino Fisichella reads a message from the Pontiff before Saturday's concert  (Photo: PA)

It seems the outpouring of love for the Pope has been feigned in some quarters and his detractors have leapt on a chance to criticise him

Pope Francis attends a meeting with Jewish leaders yesterday (AP)

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