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Pakistani Christians clash with the police following the protest suicide of Bishop John Joseph (AP Photo)

In 1998 Bishop John Joseph committed suicide in protest at the terrible laws. Thirteen years on, the government still buries its head in the sand

Benedict XVI visits the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (CNS photo/Patrick Hertzog, Pool via Reuters)

The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now

A statue of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha stands in the grounds of the shrine dedicated to the Native American convert to Catholicism  (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

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Archbishop-designate George Stack caused controversy by appearing to cast doubt over the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Photo: PA)

It’s urgent that he explains his speech to the General Synod

How was your Easter?

How was your Easter?

Easter on the island of Malta is filled with colourful processions and feasting

A Passion play in Panama (Press Association Images)

What does the cry of the people baying for blood during Christ’s Passion really mean?

Photo: Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Fr Andrew Burnham preaches at reception of the Oxford Ordinariate group as the personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham continues to grow

"Immersion - P--- Christ", a 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano, pictured after it was attacked on Sunday (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Or can it sometimes be morally legitimate to demolish objects that appear to mock Christianity?

Guido Reni's Crucifixion in San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome

Why Catholics care about the Cross

It tells us a simple fact: that God loves us, all of us, and died for us

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives for the general audience (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/04/11

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