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Pope Benedict uses a mobile platform in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/11/11

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

Is good oratory absolutely crucial or is it low down on the list of sought after priestly qualities?

Fans unite to kill bill to end sectarianism

Both Celtic and Glasgow fans are campaigning against a bill that would criminalise displays of bigotry on the terraces

Plus some helpful responses to my post about Tesco

Berlusconi endures a voting session in the Italian parliament earlier this week (Photo: PA)

Italians saw in Berlusconi what they saw in Mussolini – an anti-establishment figure who defied the law

A Knights of Columbus honour guard processes with a reliquary containing the incorrupt heart of St John Vianney (Photo: CNS)

Surely priests (and seminarians) from other dioceses should be spending time with their patron saint? Not to mention the rest of us

Irish prime minister Enda Kenny (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/11/11

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

Irish leader Enda Kenny Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images

Closing the embassy makes no economic logic – rather it is down to a ‘cooling of relations’

Tesco has ended its 10-year partnership with Cancer Research and is now sponsoring London's gay pride parade (Photo: PA)

If thousands of Christians and others protest then it is likely Tesco executives will think again

Benedict XVI is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/11/11

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