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Pope Francis  (Photo: CNS)

The Pope has established himself as a pastor; now, he must assume his role as teacher and defender of the faith in a secular culture

Ed Miliband is the latest politician to speak up against porn (Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

None of the arguments against censoring pornography stand up

Pope Paul VI would not altar the Church's position on artifical contraception Photo: CNS

The Church is not here to appease the wider world or indeed, lay Catholics

The BBC is a powerful force in Britain and around the world (PA)

Jack Valero and Ed West clash over whether Catholics can trust Britain’s most powerful media entity

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

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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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