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Pope Benedict XVI in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (Photo: PA)

Papal Visit 2010: first day’s briefing

A summary of the big stories from the first day of the Papal Visit

Pope Benedict is met by the Duke of Edinburgh (Andrew Milligan/ PA Wire)

Benedict XVI addressed the abuse crisis on the papal plane

His talk last night could have been delivered in an academic and reasonable way. Instead it felt like The Pope on Trial: The Musical

A spokesman for Cardinal Danneels says he was naive to think he could help the family reach a reconciliation (Photo: CNS)

A spokesman for Cardinal Danneels says his remarks have been taken out of context

Gregory Erlandson and Matthew Bunson say Pope has confronted crisis directly

Auxiliary Bishops Raymond Field and Eamonn Walsh offered to resign last December

A high view of St Peter's square (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/08/10

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

Pope Benedict is the object of widespread calumnies

The priority is to start the fightback over child abuse

Vatican issues revised abuse norms

Mgr Charles Scicluna presents revisions to the media

To the outside world, the Vatican has lumped together child abuse and the ordination of women

There is a great deal of good in these new norms. If only the Vatican had issued two separate documents