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Ordinations to the priesthood have reportedly reached a ten-year high (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

National Office for Vocation reports rise in numbers of people entering religious life

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Photo: PA)

The Saudi King might want inter-religous dialogue but prayer is all the Church can offer

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Sixty years of on-off engagement has pushed the region to the brink of war

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/04/13

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Author Robert Graves Photo: Press Association

I, Claudius is a brilliant summary of the struggle between good and evil

The IVF process Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

With Sir Robert Edwards’s death we should still remember that ‘playing God’ brings problems

Pope Francis kisses a child at this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 17/04/13

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Baroness Thatcher's coffin lies in the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercroft beneath the Houses of Parliament (Leon Neal/PA Wire)

Those who have protested against her are in any case mostly those from whom she rescued us

Flowers laid outside the home of Baroness Thatcher in Belgravia

Reports suggest Margaret Thatcher will have a street in Madrid named after her.

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston (Photo: CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/04/13

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