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Pope Francis speaks during an inter-religious gathering at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York (AP)

‘This place of death became a place of life, too,’ says Holy Father

Author Atul Gawande tackles our confused thinking about mortality

Death is not always ‘a terrible tragedy’

Death in old age is a natural process which we must all eventually face

Prime Minister David Cameron during Friday's minute's silence for victims of the Tunisia terrorist attack (CNS)

More than a decade after 9/11 our leaders are still struggling to confront the threat of Islamism

Cardinal Egan is seen outside St Patrick's Cathedral following his installation Mass in 2000 (CNS)

Cardinal Egan retired as archbishop of New York in 2009 and was instrumental in helping the city recover in the aftermath of 9/11

Christopher Hitchens, who died last week PETER FOLEY/LANDOV/Press Association Images

Christopher Hitchens was a magnanimous man who had many Christian friends

Servicemen in London hold wreaths honouring the victims of 9/11 (Luke MacGregor/PA Wire)

What struck me about these extremists was the sheer ugliness of their attitude

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his visit to Ancona (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/09/11

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

Fr Joe Bayne says God’s presence was vivid at Ground Zero

Pope Benedict XVI visits Ground Zero in New York in 2008 (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, Reuters)

Under the leadership of Pope Benedict we have slowly regained our footing

New Yorkers celebrate news of Bin Laden's death at Ground Zero in the early hours of the morning (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Fr Lombardi responds to news that Osama bin Laden has been killed, saying ‘Christians should never rejoice at the death of a human being’