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We all are children of Romanticism

Fidelio tells us a lot about how liberalism has triumphed over its romantic roots

Pope Francis's now famous empty chair (AP)

What exactly is the meaning of that ‘Enigma of the Empty Chair’? Everyone seems agreed that there must be one

As Pope Francis's chair sits empty, Monsignor Rino Fisichella reads a message from the Pontiff before Saturday's concert  (Photo: PA)

It seems the outpouring of love for the Pope has been feigned in some quarters and his detractors have leapt on a chance to criticise him

The Pope attends a concert at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/07/12

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