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President Christian Wulff, right, and Chancellor Angela Merkel welcome Benedict XVI at Tegel airport this morning (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds

Benedict XVI speaks to the media on the flight to Germany (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/09/11

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Sir David Attenborough wants the Government to tackle the 'threat' of creationism in schools (Photo: PA)

Of course schools should teach evolution – but they should not present it as a substitute for God

Pupils wait for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive near St Mary's University College in Twickenham (CNS photo/Kevin Coombs, Reuters)

Our schools must evangelise as well as educate: for some pupils they may be their only contact with the Church

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Angelo Scola pictured during the Pope's visit to Venice in May (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/09/11

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

The waving of the handkerchief is the traditional sign the liquefaction has happened (Photo: PA)

The day I saw a saint’s blood become liquid

Ten years ago in Naples on the feast of St Januarius I prayed as I had never done before

An activist demonstrates outside the US Embassy in Rome in support of death row inmate Troy Davis (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/09/11

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A Pro-life Day with Mary could be organised annually (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Pro-lifers should start by saying that abortion is intrinsically evil and fight on that principle

The costumes, the architecture and references to the First World War serve only as window-dressing

In it we watch the only aristocrats on earth who seemingly never care about money

Westminster Cathedral: the mother church of England and Wales (PA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/09/11

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