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Vatican official Mgr Ettore Balestrero discusses the Council of Europe report (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/07/12

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Mgr Scicluna, the CDF's promoter of justice (Photo: CNS)

The Vatican gave bishops around the world a year to produce the most basic guidelines on handling abuse allegations and more than half of them failed to submit the text in time

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And talk of Hell is not the best way to bring them back

Jim Jones, founder of the Peoples Temple, which ended with the mass suicide of 900 members (AP photo)

Even Christianity is not immune to spiritual pathology

St Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai, where Bishop Ma Daqin was ordained (AP)

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The HMS Ocean heads towards Greenwich for a pre-Oympics security exercise (PA photo)

Are they really going to shoot down aircraft over London? If not, what are those Typhoon jets for?

David Cameron and Melinda Gates at the summit on family planning last week (Photo: PA)

Hundreds of millions of women apparently have an ‘unmet need’ for contraception. The concept is vague at best

The Pope pictured during Mass at St Peter's Cathedral, Frascati (AP)

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People in Karachi protest at the inadvertent burning of the Koran at a US military base (Photo: PA)

The setting on fire of a man who had supposedly desecrated the Koran shows again that extremists are in charge

The Royal Courts of Justice, home to the Court of Appeal (Photo: PA)

If the judgment is upheld, canon law is to be replaced by employment law