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Pope Francis is pictured at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/12/13

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Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson admitted using cocaine during two periods of her life (PA)

All drugs should be legalised and their production and distribution should be regulated and taxed

Protesters guard barricades near Independence Square in Kiev (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/12/13

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Costanza Miriano's book has provoked anger among feminists (CNS)

Submission in marriage can be a virtue

The controversial book ‘Get Married and be Submissive’ is about self-giving, not self-abasement

CDF prefect Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/12/13

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Pope Frnacis made headlines this year when he embraced a boy with cerebral palsy (CNS)

The success of putting disability on display

We need to embrace the human race in all its vulnerability

South African President Jacob Zuma reads his speech during the memorial service for former Nelson Mandela (PA)

Will the public barracking of the South African president mark the beginning of the end for the politics of wishful thinking in Africa?

Pope Francis arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 11/12/13

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Pope Francis (AP)

The widespread appeal of Pope Francis, named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, must not be wasted

'The Office for National Statistics is reviewing how it publishes its figures on marriage, civil partnership and divorce' (PA)

The ONS may even include civil partnerships: marriage statistics could provide figures only on “legally recognised partnerships”: its statistics will be meaningless