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Graham Greene, right, and French Catholic writer Francois Mauriac are shown before a conference at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, in 1948. It was attended by 3,000 people (PA photo)

If so, this is bad news for the Church

Pope Benedict on a gondola ride in Venice yesterday (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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Cardinal Antonio Canizares-Llovera celebrating Mass (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict has said the objective of Conciliar reform was not to change the rite and texts of the liturgy but to renew the sense of Paschal Mystery

Muslims in Gujranwala protest against an alleged burning of the Koran (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)

Pakistani Christians are held responsible for the actions of the West: it would not be the first time they have been made scapegoats

An EU calendar distributed to over three million pupils omitted major Christian holidays, including Christmas and Easter (CNS photo)

Look at the facts: then tell me what if anything we should do about it

Soldiers keep guard outside the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed (CNS photo/Faisal Mahmood, Reuters)

Until we know the facts, it is best to say nothing

A man hangs photos of Osama bin Laden at the  National Press Club in Islamabad (AP Photo/B K Bangash)

But we ‘Crusaders’ need now to behave with extreme care: the Muslim world is a tinder-box

Retired Bishop Raymond Lahey of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, arrives at a police station in Ottawa last October (CNS photo/Chris Wattie, Reuters)

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The Vatican's blogmeet (Photo: Intermirifica)

The Vatican hosted its first blogging conference with 150 bloggers from around the world

Ronald Reagan and his wife meet John Paul II at the Vatican in 1982 (AP Photo)

The US leader, dismissed initially as a B-grade movie star, was a great pro-life president