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Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. China does not let the Pope choose his bishops (Photo: PA)

Something rather sinister has happened in the wake of the General Synod vote

Hamas militants at a press conference in Gaza City announcing the ceasefire (Photo: PA)

Reconciliation actually works – that’s what the allies discovered in Germany: but can it be done without unconditional surrender?

Archbishop Brown presents his credentials to the President of Ireland in February

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/11/12

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

Tributes to Savita in Dublin (Photo: PA)

The answers will be harder to find if Savita’s husband and her family decide not to co-operate with the investigation

The Infancy Narratives was released in different languages yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/11/12

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

A member of the Synod votes 'no' on their handset (Photo: PA)

The arguments for women priests were wholly secular. This is, in any case, the state Church: and in the end the state will decide

Recordings of the voices of many former popes, including Benedict XVI, feature in the new archive  (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/11/12

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

A meeting of the General Synod at the Assembly Hall of Church House (Photo: PA)

Now the ‘Church in turmoil’ headline will run for another five years

A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan (AP)

According to some, drones in Waziristan are causing total social collapse. Who is telling the truth?

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They are an example to follow but also a splendid and royal rebuke to our times