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It is no longer enough, Bishop Egan says, to spread the faith by teaching it

François Hollande visits an area in south-west France affected by the flooding (AP)

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Pope Francis  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

That can, surely, only be his new Secretary of State, who should know the Vatican well but not be of it. There is one obvious candidate

Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto (CNS/Patrick Browne Jnr)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/06/13

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The Assad regime has its supporters (Muzaffar Salman/AP/Press Association Images)

There are no good guys in the Syrian conflict; people can only choose the lesser of evils

The Pope greets a girl after this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 19/06/13

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Men do care about their unborn children (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Instead of deriding men for being feckless, shouldn’t we recognise them as a vital part of parenting?

Benedict XVI and Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

It would have been a kind of tragedy if this “strong document” had been privately published

The Pope speaks to participants in the Rome pastoral convention (AP)

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A first edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origins of Species (PA)

The author’s great-great-great grandfather is a New Atheist hero, but she is a Catholic apologist