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Pilgrims fill Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles for the opening Mass of World Youth Day (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Catholics young and old dance in the streets ahead of the Pope’s arrival

Young pilgrims at the opening Mass of World Youth Day in Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles
(Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 17/08/11

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World Youth Day pilgrims explore Madrid (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/08/11

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York Minster is not subsidised by the state

William Oddie claims the Minster was ‘purloined’ at the Reformation. But it belongs now, as always, to the people of England

A 12-year-old boy leaves Manchester magistrates court last week (PA wire)

What was done by design can be undone the same way. But will there be enough political determination to do it?

The feast of the Assumption is celebrated in style by Maltese on the island of Gozo

The trouble is that once a tradition has been destroyed, how do you revive it again?

A boy stares at the aftermath of the riot in Tottenham (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

I felt depressed at the scenes on our streets, but not actually surprised

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/08/11

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Tariq Jahan: 'Please respect the memory of our sons by staying away from trouble' (PA photo)
Mohammad Ashraf Haziq, the Malaysian student who had his jaw broken by rioters, and was then robbed, pictured at a press conference

But where were the Catholics in all this?