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The Château de Compiègne

The fine parish church of St Jacques in Compiègne has a side chapel dedicated to 16 Carmelites martyred in the Revolution

A woman pays her respects to former New Orleans Archbishop Philip Hannan (CNS photo/Frank J Methe, Clarion Herald)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/10/11

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

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond with Cardinal Keith O'Brien (PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/10/11

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

Benedict XVI greets the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/10/11

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

The press jumped to conclusions about the guilt of Knox and Raffaele Sollecito (Photo: PA)

The news media do not come out well, either. The obsession with Knox’s looks was infantile

Members of the Women's Ordination Conference (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Una Kroll, ordained a priest in 1997, says ‘God gave me a direct push that I could not resist’

Pope Benedict visits Assisi in 2007 (AP Photo/Maurizio Brambatti, Pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/10/11

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Cardinal George Pell celebrates Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of Sydney's Chinese community alongside Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun (CNS photo/Kerry Myers)

Soon one in four priests in Australia will be foreign-born or on visas

The Basilica of St Martin in Tours

In Tours a fine basilica was built on the site of a vast medieval church knocked down during the Revolution

In 1933 T S Eliot said a 'large number of free-thinking Jews' were undesirable in a Christian society

Jewish poet Emanuel Litvinoff was horrified that Eliot’s anti-Semitic sentiments persisted after the Holocaust