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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’

The coffin containing the body of Pope John Paul II is exhumed ahead of his beatification (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

His casket is placed before the tomb of St Peter

A crucifix hangs in a school classroom in Rome (CNS photo/Reuters)

The judges just think that displaying a crucifix is harmless: so why not?

A crucifix hangs in a school classroom in Rome (CNS photo/Reuters)

Cardinal Ravasi says crucifixes highlight Christianity’s key contribution to European culture

Benedict XVI is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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A plainclothes police officer examines the bullet-ridden car of Pakistan's Minister for religious minorities Shahbaz Bhatti (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

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Vatican spokesman says reports of ‘Confession via iPhone’ have been misleading

Fr Lombardi: the Vatican does not have a 'universal position on mandatory reporting' because laws are so different from country to country (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi responds to furore over 1997 Vatican letter expressing concerns over ‘mandatory reporting’ of abuse cases

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual 'state of the world' address to diplomats yesterday (AP Photo/Alessia Pierdomenico, Pool)

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