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Secrets of the Vatican aired last night on Channel 4 (CNS)

Secrets of the Vatican asks some worthy questions but makes sweeping statements at points

Jim Dobbin MP

Jim Dobbin speaks out after Channel 4 screens Dispatches documentary

'Our country is so permeated by what one commentator calls "the banal culture of death" that things regarded an abomination elsewhere are greeted here with a shrug'

Revelations that hospitals incinerated the remains of unborn children have generated international revulsion but the reaction in the UK has been muted

Addenbrooke’s is one of the hospitals named in the Channel 4 programme (PA)

Ten NHS trusts have admitted to burning foetal remains

People shelter from the rain in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (AP)

Young Catholics understand what it takes to make the Church truly flourish

Pope Benedict XVI pictured in the Popemobile in Portugal in May (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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Charlotte Hickman, 14, has been chosen to appear in a television music documentary

Charlotte picked for TV show

Charlotte Hickman, from St Bede’s College in Manchester, is to appear in a classical music documentary for Channel 4 television