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Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Rupert Murdoch, left, and Cardinal Edward Egan at the Alfred E Smith fundraising dinner in New York (AP Photo/ Yana Paskova, POOL)

Or does his financial support of the Church make him a worthy Knight of St Gregory?

G K Chesterton said he would only take racial distinctions seriously 'when I find a man classifying himself as inferior' (PA photo)

He was one of the few convinced anti-racists of his time: the allegation just doesn’t add up

Dead cattle in Kenya: more than 10 million people are affected by the drought (AP Photo/ Sayyid Azim)

How to ease famine in Africa

Handing out money or food vouches will stop people starving and boost businesses at the same time

Pope Benedict waves to the faithful on his arrival at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was a stern critic of liberation theology as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti)

The problem, says the Pope, is denying the transcendent dimension of man: but some people are still going on about ‘structures of injustice’

Benedict XVI views items that belonged to Blessed Pope John Paul II at the Carlo Magno Hall yesterday (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

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

Archbishop João Bráz de Aviz (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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

Children hold up a photo of their father, Fernando Quisar, one of 27 farmers massacred by a drugs cartel in May (CNS photo/Rodrigo Arias, Reuters)

Decriminalising drugs will put the country’s deadly cartels out of business

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Solemn Evensong and Benediction at Blackfriars, Oxford (Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP)

The riches of the true Anglican patrimony will now at last be reunited with their source