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Pope Benedict blesses the crowd at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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If anything, New Atheists only help a faith in decline across Europe

Archbishop Rino Fisichella  (CNS)

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Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, Apostolic Nuncio to El Salvador gives Holy Communion to a Mara Salvatrucha gang member (AP)

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Don Giovanni, here performed at Garsington, used to be seen as a moral drama

Go to Garsington this year for the music: the stage director hasn’t a clue what Don Giovanni is really about

But who was St Alban, Britain’s earliest saint?

Pope Benedict at this morning's general audience (AP)

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A sign at a religious freedom rally in Phoenix, Arizona (CNS photo)

The heart and soul of one particular Radio 4 programme was not on the side of the bishops

The Council of Europe's plenary room in Strasbourg (AP)

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Riot police use tear gas as protesters stand in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country solvent and within the eurozone. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The economic approach of Athens has resembled Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair