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Irish leader Enda Kenny Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images

Closing the embassy makes no economic logic – rather it is down to a ‘cooling of relations’

Tesco has ended its 10-year partnership with Cancer Research and is now sponsoring London's gay pride parade (Photo: PA)

If thousands of Christians and others protest then it is likely Tesco executives will think again

Benedict XVI is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/11/11

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

How great tragedy inspires great art

Alice Thomas Ellis’s life was overshadowed by tragedy, and so makes great reading in this, the month of death

Cardinal Seán Brady, Primate of All Ireland (Paul Faith/PA Wire)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/11/11

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

We are becoming less violent as a species, argues Steven Pinker in his new book, yet that only serves to make the violence of enlightened peoples worse

Benedict XVI prays at the tomb of Pope John Paul I (CNS photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/11/11

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

Hugh Grant, a father at 51. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Now that he’s a father, the heart-throb actor might finally discover what love really is, a love that can never be replaced

Environmental activists dressed as polar bears Binsar Bakkara/AP/Press Association Images

The history of science is the history of one collapsing consensus after another

Pope Benedict waves during this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 02/11/11

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