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Benedict XVI pictured with Barack and Michelle Obama (Photo: CNS)

A reading age of 16 is required to understand the Pope’s addresses, according to a linguistic test

Pope Benedict waves as he leaves this morning’s general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 25/01/12

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

The five nuns are beatified in Sarajevo on Saturday (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/11

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

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/09/11

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

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’

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)

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

Barack Obama walks past a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador's Metropolitan Cathedral (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Barack Obama visited the grave of Oscar Romero today. That worries me

A Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad a week after the massacre (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Cardinal George: America has a moral obligation not to abandon Iraqis after invading the country in 2003

John Boehner, the new Speaker of the House, is guided by the teaching of the Church (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts)

His Catholic predecessor, who did not, has done untold harm

We  should become friends of the US, not ‘partners’

There has in recent years been far too much subservience