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Archbishop Léonard pauses at a news conference earlier this year (CNS photo/Francois Lenoir, Reuters)

Archbishop Léonard tells commission that payments could also be demanded by unhappy children of same-sex parents

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/11/10

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As the Belgian Church faces yet another meltdown, its leader explains himself

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, the primate of Belgium, explains the controversies surrounding him only days after his spokesman’s resignation has sparked a new row

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard writes a letter to his flock explaining remarks which have sparked heated controversies in the Belgian Church

Pope Benedict XVI gestures to the faithful during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/11/10

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An Iraqi policeman guards a Christian church in Baghdad

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/11/10

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Rumours abound that a consistory will take place next month. Above: cardinals assemble in St Peter's Basilica in 2007 (Photo: PA)

Apartments in Rome are ‘already being readied’ for a consistory on November 20 and 21, according to a source

Cardinal Danneels is pictured on a magazine cover at the St Rombouts Cathedral in Mechelen (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Cardinal Godfried Danneels is questioned for 10 hours as investigators continue on aggressive abuse investigation

Pope deplores police raid on Belgian Church

Police opened tombs, searched the home of a retired cardinal and detained bishops for nine hours