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Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus (Photo: Keith Pattison)

Marlowe’s mighty drama about salvation is reduced to the level of a television gameshow

The Beckhams have been criticised for having too many children (Photo: David Davies/PA Wire)

I hope they communicate to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the fun of having four children

The faithful take photos of Benedict XVI during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Enda Kenny pins blame for the mishandling of abuse allegations on the Vatican (PA photo)

Both at the CDF and as Pope he has clearly directed that crimes must be reported to the civil authorities

James Murdoch, centre, is only slightly more interesting than Rebekah Brooks's hair, according to Google (PA photo)

Rebekah Brooks is talented, rich and good-looking – and for that, it seems, the general public would love to see her humiliated

Enda Kenny: playing to the gallery (PA photo)

Fr Lombardi’s response to the Cloyne scandal is legalistic: the Vatican still has serious questions to answer

Rageh Omaar at Mecca: he treats his subject fairly

Can contemporary Muslims reconcile history with a model of revelation that claims to be ahistorical?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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Archbishop Charles Chaput embraces Cardinal Justin Rigali during yesterday's press conference  (CNS photo/Tim Shaffer, Reuters)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/07/11

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The new Archbishop of Philadelphia was a 'highly personal choice' by the Pope  (CNS photo)

That depends on our new nuncio: and fingers crossed, he’s the Pope’s man too