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Pope Benedict leads prayers at the Vatican's Lourdes Grotto last night (CNS)

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Medical students recite the Hippocratic Oath (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

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

Benedict XVI arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

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

Assisted suicide guidelines

The BAFTA for Terry Pratchett’s documentary is just the latest example of the Beeb’s stance

Long to reign over us Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

We’ll never know. Our monarch has never forgotten, in 60 years, that she was anointed to serve

Cardinal Burke enters the London Oratory on Saturday (Photo courtesy of the Oratory)

Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura pays tribute to St Philip Neri

Bishop Samuel Aquila meets Pope Benedict in March (CNS)

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

Greenpeace activists protest against genetically modified rice (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

‘No effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved’

A conversation with my parish priest reminds me of the difficulties the Church faces with baptisms, weddings and Holy Communion