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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

A parliamentary committee may block 'special arrangements' for parishes opposed to women bishops (Photo: PA)

Anglo-Catholics should no longer expect the C of E to make special arrangements for them; it’s not going to happen

Embryos are placed on to a CryoLeaf ready to be frozen (Photo: PA)

We, too, are complicit in this silence when the question comes up with friends and we say nothing

Paolo Gabriele, front left, will spend several more weeks in a 'safe room' (CNS)

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The Pope attends a concert at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/07/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Perhaps an unintended consequence of this saga is that it has made us appreciate marriage more

Archbishop Mennini, apostolic 
nuncio to Great Britain (Photo: Mazur)

Soon, a third of the dioceses in England will have new bishops who outspokenly defend the Magisterium